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Prints of R. B. Kitaj
Jane Kinsman
0859679020
July 1994
Hardcover
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Kitaj
Marco Livingstone
0714838918
Oct 1999
Paperback
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From the Publisher
This revised and expanded monograph provides full documentation of Kitaj's work to date, including his paintings, pastels and drawings. The book is a result of a series of interviews and letters between the artist and the author and from the artist's active participation in the design. In this edition the author has updated his text to include a survey of Kitaj's work in the 1990s. A new section of 20 illustrations of recent work has been added, and illustrations that were in black and white in earlier editions are now reproduced in full colour. Kitaj himself completes this edition with an outspoken account of his now famous confrontation with the critics of his 1994 retrospective exhibition, and the subsequent death of his wife Sandra.


Kitaj
Andrew Lambirth
0856675717
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This monograph is a suberb guide to the work of 'the most inventive of living representational painters'. This groundbreaking book contains a new and wide-ranging interview with the artist, a selection of 60 of Kitaj’s finest paintings, drawings and prints, and previously unpublished documentary images from his personal archive. An invaluable introduction to a major artist.

An exciting new title, forming part of our Contemporary British Artists series.

Ronald Brooks Kitaj was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932.His early education culminated in a period of travel as a merchant seaman, after which time he served in Europe in the United States Army (1956-58). As a mature student Kitaj enrolled at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, before transferring in 1959 to the Royal College of Art in...


Critical Kitaj
John Lynch
0813528992
Dec 2000
Hardcover
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Sander L. Gillman, Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professor of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology, The University of Chicago.
"...I find this collection actually the best book-length study of Kitaj that is available."

From the Back Cover
The 1994 Kitaj retrospective at the Tate Gallery generated a great deal of furor and discussion, only confirming this artist's stature as a major figure in the postwar international arts scene. In over thirty years as a successful and respected artist, Kitaj has explored the relationship between the visual and the poetic, taking references from high literature and popular culture to develop an iconography of post-Holocaust Jewish identity in his work. In his search for personal and artistic identity the subjects of his work and life have taken him on a...


Kitaj: In the Aura of Cezanne and Other Masters
Anthony Rudolf
0300091141
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Kitaj's enigmatic and highly personal paintings engage with contemporary culture, his Jewish identity, and the horror of the Holocaust. His hero is Cézanne: "He is my greatest painter of all and the three last Bathers are my favorite art of all." Kitaj recently embarked on a series of seven major new paintings inspired by Cézanne's Bathers for an exhibition at the National Gallery, London. These new works are reproduced here for the first time, together with a series of black chalk drawings, directly inspired by Cézanne. The book includes a short essay about Kitaj's work, which places the new paintings in the context of his earlier works and reveals his constant preoccupation with the Old Masters. There is also a new and previously unpublished interview with the artist.

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Critical Kitaj
John Lynch (Editor)
081352900X
December 2000
Paperback
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Sander L. Gillman, Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professor of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology, The University of Chicago.
"...I find this collection actually the best book-length study of Kitaj that is available."

From the Back Cover
The 1994 Kitaj retrospective at the Tate Gallery generated a great deal of furor and discussion, only confirming this artist's stature as a major figure in the postwar international arts scene. In over thirty years as a successful and respected artist, Kitaj has explored the relationship between the visual and the poetic, taking references from high literature and popular culture to develop an iconography of post-Holocaust Jewish identity in his work. In his search for personal and artistic identity the subjects of his work and life have taken him on a...


Rubies and Rebels: Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art
Monica Bohm-Duchen (Editor)
0853317038
November 1996
Paperback
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A Singular Vision
Cheryl Brutvan
0878466576
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Over a period of four decades, Drs. Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell built a remarkable collection of works by some of the most prominent modernist and contemporary artists in Europe, North America, and Latin America. Guided by their personal taste and a clear preference for figurative art, they acquired over 100 distinguished works, almost none of which belongs to the abstract movements that dominated the art scene during these same years. Taken as a whole, the collection contains a wealth of contrasts and similarities, while the works taken individually are rewarding for their particular expressive features. A Singular Vision features 45 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and pastels from the collection, illustrated in full color, along with an informal discussion of the works independently and as a group. Among...

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