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The Vital Gesture Franz Kline
Harry F. Gaugh
0896595773
June 1985
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Kline's fame rests on his dramatic black-and-white abstract paintings. Packed with raw energy, they look like a clash of elemental forces. This attractive, readable monograph, which accompanies a touring exhibition, shows that Kline floundered and was not an especially original painter until he discovered his black-and-white style. Among the 70 color plates and 100 halftones are agreeable figurative pictures, murals for Greenwich Village bars that he painted to pay the rent, landscapes of the Pennsylvania coal country where he grew up and obsessive portraits of Nijinsky, which became alternative self-portraits. Critics have read into the black-and-white and color abstractions noble or tragic faces, desolate landscapes or meditations on the American dream of power used wisely. Their purity and power comes across...


The New York Schools of Music and Visual Arts
Steven Johnson (Editor)
0415936942
November 2001
Paperback
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Review
"A welcome addition to the scattered and contradictory information previously published about the New York School, this volume allows the reader to hear directly from many of the musicians and artists who came together in New York during the first half of the 20th century . . . Highly recommended."
–R.L. Wick, University of Colorado at Denver, Choice, September 2002



Book Description
Musicians and artists have always shared mutual interests and exchanged theories of art and creativity. This exchange climaxed just after World War II, when a group of New York-based musicians, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor, formed friendships with a group of painters. The latter group, now known collectively as either the New York School or the...


Franz Kline (1910-1962)
Carol Christov-Bakargiev
8876241418
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This landmark exhibition catalog surveys the entire career of one of the last great painters of high modernism, Franz Kline. It features over 70 major works, including paintings, drawings, sketches, and documentary material. The works included have been selected from collections from around the world with the intent of showing all of Kline's achievements, from the early figurative oil paintings of the late 1930s and 1940s to his breakthroughs in Abstract Expressionism seen in a selection of his large-scale black-and-white works. This volume traces Kline's art from its beginnings to his last painting in 1961, just a few months before the artist's death.
Kline, along with Pollock and Motherwell, was at the center of Abstract Expressionism and "action painting" in the America. This volume demonstrates in the...


Franz Kline
Dolce & Gabbana
1558597700
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This was hailed as the definitive volume on artist Kline at its 1985 debut. Along with 170 illustrations (100 color, 70 b&w), the book includes interviews with Kline's friends and critics as well as material from his letters.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Acclaimed as the definitive volume on Kline, this book provides firsthand accounts of his Bohemian life and powerful work. Franz Kline spent years struggling to find a style for himself and then achieved "overnight success" with his dramatic black and white abstractions. They were, in fact, so successful that they overwhelmed every other aspect of Kline's art, and as a result he has been oversimplified and underestimated. Now, after nearly twenty years of research, Harry F. Gaugh has...


Franz Kline: Architecture and Atmosphere
Allan Stone
1932608028
October 1997
Paperback
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Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings
Jack Kerouac
1560256214
November 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
By starting right in with reproductions of the paintings and sketches that Kerouac began making in the late 1950s, a few years after the publication of On the Road, this book comes closer to his animus than the reams of posthumous text produced on him and the Beats generally. Heavily influenced by de Kooning and other New York School painters, the works themselves, long stored with family in Massachusetts and recently unearthed, are bright and spirited, if not transcendent. But viewed as a kind of record of Kerouac's continued, in-the-moment search for an ultimate form of expression, these depictions—of friends, popes, angels, street people, coffee cups, the Buddha—are quite moving. In this Kerouac estate–authorized production, New York University painter and scholar Adler presents 50 paintings...


Franz Kline (1910-1962)
Carol Christov-Bakargiev
8884918669
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This landmark exhibition catalog surveys the entire career of one of the last great painters of high modernism, Franz Kline. It features over 70 major works, including paintings, drawings, sketches, and documentary material. The works included have been selected from collections from around the world with the intent of showing all of Kline's achievements, from the early figurative oil paintings of the late 1930s and 1940s to his breakthroughs in Abstract Expressionism seen in a selection of his large-scale black-and-white works. This volume traces Kline's art from its beginnings to his last painting in 1961, just a few months before the artist's death.
Kline, along with Pollock and Motherwell, was at the center of Abstract Expressionism and "action painting" in the America. This volume demonstrates in the...


American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
0789202638
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Somehow this very little book--four by four-and-a-half inches--packs a hundred years of American art into nearly 300 pages, with nearly that many full- color reproductions. It is one of a score of such pocket-bulgers in the "Tiny Folio" series, which offers quickie courses on a range of art-historical themes and museum collections. All the icons of "the American Century" are here, including John Sloan's 1914 Backyards, Greenwich Village, Georgia O'Keeffe's 1936 Summer Days, Alexander Calder's circus toys from the late 1920s, Edward Hopper's 1960 Second Story Sunlight, Jacob Lawrence's 1942 Tombstones, and an early Philip Guston, Drawing for Conspirators, a 1930 work on paper in which sinister hooded figures prefigure his later imagery. And that's just the first quarter of the book. Chronological chapters include: American...


An American Legacy: A Gift to New York
Marla Prather
3791328344
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Accompanying an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, An American Legacy, A Gift to New York records an unprecedented gift of postwar art. The gift, from fifteen Whitney trustees, encompasses eighty-seven key works by twenty-three of the most prominent artists to come of age in the 1950s and 1960s, including Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol. Dedicated to the presentation of American art, the Whitney has long supported and exhibited the artists represented in this gift, many from early in their careers. Whitney Chairman Leonard A. Lauder oversaw the selection of these works to add depth to the Museum’s permanent collection, particularly in the areas of Abstract...


In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art
Russell Ferguson
0520222431
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Not only was Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) one of the most important American poets of his generation, he was also intimately involved with the art world of the 1950s and 1960s, a time when New York had become the cultural capital of the world. As an associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara organized a series of important exhibitions, notably of the work of Franz Kline and of Robert Motherwell. In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art explores this key period in modern art by presenting artists who were associated with O'Hara and whose seminal works are reflected in his poetry.
Featuring over 80 works by twenty-three artists, the book focuses on works closely tied to specific poems by Frank O'Hara, notably Jasper Johns's In Memory of My Feelings--Frank O'Hara and Grace...


Interviews with American Artists
David Sylvester
0300092040
January 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Phillip Guston, Jasper Johns and many other luminaries of postwar 20th-century art were part of a celebrated series of interviews British art critic David Sylvester (Looking at Giacometti) recorded for the BBC during the 1960s. Transcribed, edited and collected here as Interviews with American Artists (along with a handful of more recent interviews with Jeff Koons, Alex Katz, Cy Twombly, and others), the interviews transport readers back to a moment of boundless artistic confidence and possibility. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Sylvester, an intrepid and perceptive art critic and author of celebrated books on Giacometti and Francis Bacon, conducted a series of...


Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art
Marjorie B. Cohn
0300096941
October 2002
Hardcover
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William Corbett, Arts Media
...[B]eautifully designed...Carefully annotated...[A] testimonial...reveal[ing] [Orswell's] unique relationship with...Smith...[and]...passion for life and...sculpture...

Book Description
Lois Orswell (1904-1998) was a pioneering collector of abstract expressionist art and modern sculpture. She was notable not only for the quality of her acquisitions but also for her exceptional position as a woman collector at a time when men dominated the art world. Orswell focused her attention on sculpture and drawings, rather than paintings, and her collection features the work of such canonical artists as Kline, de Kooning, Rodin, Calder, Moore, Nevelson, and many others. Of all these artists, none was more important than David Smith -- arguably the greatest American sculptor...


The New York Schools of Music and the Visual Arts
Steven Johnson (Editor)
0815333641
May 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"A welcome addition to the scattered and contradictory information previously published about the New York School, this volume allows the reader to hear directly from many of the musicians and artists who came together in New York during the first half of the 20th century . . . Highly recommended."
–R.L. Wick, University of Colorado at Denver, Choice, September 2002



Book Description
Musicians and artists have always shared mutual interests and exchanged theories of art and creativity. This exchange climaxed just after World War II, when a group of New York-based musicians, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor, formed friendships with a group of painters. The latter group, now known collectively as either the New York School or the...

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