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Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco
Madeleine Grynsztejn
0520237846
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This sweeping overview of Ellsworth Kelly's fifty-year career is the first to bring together the twenty-two pieces the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired from Kelly's personal collection in May 1999. The volume also includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and reliefs from the Museum's previous holdings and private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The primary text by Madeleine Grynsztejn explores the evolution of Kelly's artwork, his longstanding interest in the phenomenology of vision, and his experimentation with compositions generated by the laws of chance. Additional essays by Julian Myers examine key issues and groupings of works, from Kelly's early figural paintings through the shaped panels and relief paintings for which the artist is best known. Produced to accompany the exhibition...


Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly
Richard H. Axsom
0300103212
February 2005
Hardcover
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Art Times
"Simple line drawings... are enhanced by Axsom’s essay on the ‘act of drawing.’ Excellent."

Library Journal
"A compelling introduction to Kerry’s lesser-known artwork...."

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Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas
Charles Wylie
0300106076
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ellsworth Kelly is one of this generation’s most important artists. Over the course of his career, Kelly has developed a special relationship with the city of Dallas and its art community, and major holdings of his work in all media can be found there. This handsomely designed book brings together works from the Dallas Museum of Art and private collections to present a select overview of his career, ranging from a youthful 1947 self-portrait drawing to a towering wood sculpture from the mid-1990s.
Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas offers a succinct survey of Kelly’s achievements in translating the visual world of the everyday into commanding paintings, sculpture, and works on paper—all of which demonstrate the artist’s groundbreaking use of form, line, color, and volume. Included are an...


Ellsworth Kelly: The Early Drawings, 1948-1955
Yve Alain Bois
1891771078
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Yve-Alain Bois, the Harvard art historian, had an idea. He believed that through drawing, Ellsworth Kelly evolved "four different strategies for making art: chance, the transfer, the modular grid, and the monochrome panel, all of which served the overriding goal of developing an alternative to traditional composing that would be both radically inventive and stubbornly impersonal." So begins this thoughtfully conceived and beautifully produced catalog for an exhibition organized by the Harvard University Art Museums and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, that covers only an early, seven-year period in the life of this prolific abstract painter.

Bois's essay is filled with remarkable insights into Kelly's drawings and working methods during his sojourn in post-World War II France. Bois has an artist's mind: he...



Ellsworth Kelly: Red Green Blue
Toby Kamps
0934418624
February 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Red Green Blue is almost the title of a 1963 painting by Ellsworth Kelly. Red Blue Green, a monumental rectangular oil work, considered a crucial fulcrum point in the artist's career, represents Kelly's concerns about the tension between the figure and the ground, offering two precisely shaped and balanced red and blue forms set against a strongly contrasting green ground. Working within a strict set of limits, he created a string of similarly grand, powerful works and defined many of the ideas about line, form, and color that still drive his work today. These works, made from the late 50s to the mid-60s, established the artist's singular style and his reputation as one of the most innovative abstract painters of the latter half of the 20th century, one who boldly broke with the strictures of the abstract...


Secret Soldiers
Philip Gerard
0452283884
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although it includes some U.S. Navy deception activities carried out by the late actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr., among others, novelist Philip Gerard's Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II's Heroic Army of Deception concentrates on the WWII activities of the Army's 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, whose activities were kept secret for many years. The 23rd used sound effects, camouflage and radio to mislead the Germans about Allied plans and conceal Allied troop movements during the liberation of France and the invasion of Germany in 1944-1945. Their story is told here through veteran recollections, memoirs and published works, and includes anecdotes of army life and combat. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Ellsworth Kelly: Self Portrait Drawings 1944-1992
Ellsworth Kelly
188014641X
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Think of an Ellsworth Kelly: an abstract consideration of the relationship between figure and ground; a conscious questioning of the conditions that underlie perception; an exploration of the relationship of painting and wall, sculpture and space, viewer and work. Now think of Ellsworth Kelly: a man, born in the 1920s in New York state, who has been recording his own appearance in ink and graphite over the years, capturing himself as his attitudes changed, his self-perception changed, his face and body aged. Collected here are five decades of Kelly's self-portraits, drawn between 1944 and 1992. The artist sketches himself in all variety of poses: bust, standing, sitting, clothed, nude, laughing, serious, self-possessed. The style of drawing changes as frequently, from line drawing to cubist to comic to naturalistic....


Line, Form, Color
Ellsworth Kelly
1891771108
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Ellsworth Kelly first conceived Line Form Color in 1951 as a series of studies, both drawings and collages. Later that year he applied to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for a grant to produce a book, "an alphabet of plastic pictorial elements," but the application was not successful. With this volume, Kelly has brought Line Form Color to completion. Its forty plates correspond to the original collages. This slipcased edition also includes an essay by Harry Cooper, curator of modern art at the Harvard University Art Museums.




Optical Art: Theory and Practice
Rene Parola
0486290549
May 1996
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Parola's is the first complete exploration of the optical art movement of the 1960s: as such, it reviews visual perception concepts, details how viewers observe changing patterns and illusions, and provides an excellent set of black and white and color examples of optical art achievements. A fine introduction to the topic.

Book Description
First complete explanation of influential artistic movement: scientific background of visual perception, psychological and physiological phenomena, elements of Op Art, principles of application, much more. Over 180 illustrations, including 27 in color, by Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Ellsworth Kelly, other artists. Bibliography.


Devotions to Leave You Smiling
Brian Kelley Bauknight
0687052904
September 2002
Paperback
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Download Description
The pastor preached a very short sermon one Sunday morning. He explained: "My dog got into my office and chewed up some of my notes." At the close of the service, a visitor made this request: "If your dog ever has puppies, please let my pastor have one of them!" God intends for us to smile. Far more muscles are used when we frown than when we smile. So why overwork facial muscles? Laughter is as much a part of the heart of God as are tears. This book is a collection of devotions built around some of the lighter fare of life. Each devotion presented here begins with a smile-a brief, humorous reflection. Each includes a Scripture reference. And each concludes with a "sendoff"-a prayer, challenge, or thought for the day. Highlighted with original illustrations by "Close to Home" cartoonist John McPherson.

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