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Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages, April 10-May 27, 1992
Robert Motherwell
1879173085
March 1992
Paperback
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Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991: A Catalogue Raisonne
Siri Engberg
1555951635
July 2003
Hardcover
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Robert Motherwell: What Art Holds
Mary Ann Caws
0231096445
April 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In a meandering, allusive text, Caws (comparative literature, CUNY) combines anecdotes from Motherwell's life with a wide variety of literary and artistic references to locate his place in the art movements of this century. This discussion is interspersed with Caws's responses to specific works or series by Motherwell. A chronology of the artist's life, photographs of him in his last years, transcripts of several interviews with him, and a generous selection of reproductions of his paintings and collages complete the volume. Some readers will find Caws's idiosyncratic prose puzzling, though others may find it quite compatible with Motherwell's abstract expressionistic spirit. Suitable for informed lay readers as well as scholars, this work is best suited to academic and special libraries.?Kathryn Wekselman, Univ....


Writings on Art
Mark Rothko
0300114400
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rothko's multiform and abstract expressionist paintings make him one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Gathering all of the artist's writings held in public collections as well as texts in Rothko's descendants' hands, this book brings to light many of his theoretical stances, practical considerations and personal revelations. Arranged chronologically from 1934, the year after his first solo show, to 1969, the year before his suicide, the approximately 100 texts consist of letters to curators and to artists like Barnett Newman, Herbert Ferber and Robert Motherwell; notes about his approach to the teaching of art; and writings that explore art as a means of communication. Editor López-Remiro's introduction contextualizes the writings and doubles as a handy chronology of Rothko's life and...


The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell
Robert Motherwell
0520221796
Nov 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A chief spokesman for Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and a voice of New York's artistic avant-garde in the following decades, Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was an enormously articulate critic and theorist as well as a first-rate painter. This volume is a patchwork of his essays, lectures, interviews, book introductions, letters, epigrams and random jottings, dating from the years 1941 to 1988. Motherwell's verbal collages comprise an ongoing dialogue with the creative process. His writings illumine his formative relationship with Chilean surrealist Roberto Matta, his obsession with death and his friendships with Mark Rothko, David Smith and Joseph Cornell. Motherwell was acutely aware of the modern artist's isolation from society, and his theory of painting, which extolled free association as the artist's...


Robert Motherwell: with Pen and Brush
Mary Ann Caws
1861891415
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Robert Motherwell was by far the most intellectual and articulate of the Abstract Expressionists. This book, written by a friend of the artist, the well-known writer and critic Mary Ann Caws, examines Motherwell’s way of thinking and writing in relation to his paintings. The artist, American by birth, yet simultaneously American and European in his way of visualizing and vocalizing artistic and philosophical traditions, always worked between these two poles, and it is this tension that imbues his œuvre with its particular intensity.The author bases her analysis of Motherwell on the artist’s own writings and readings, as well as on extensive conversations and interviews with him. She considers his work and interests in relation to those of other Abstract Expressionists as well as to the work of...


Joseph Cornell's Theater of the Mind: Selected Diaries, Letters and Files
Mary Ann Caws
0500282439
September 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Joseph Cornell seems the perfect 20th-century artist as enigma: he led a frugal life in a small house in Queens, New York, crafting boxes with allusions to 19th-century opera and ballet using scraps of photographs, tiny objects, and found materials in framed combinations that place him among the best of modern artists. Caws has carefully selected about 1/30th of Cornell's diary entries; included many of his letters, which read like poems; added bits and pieces of file materials; and given us a view of the artist's quiet, cautious, and mysterious world in his own words. Caws's introduction and occasional sidebars explaining the context and timing of Cornell's writings are welcome contributions for the reader. Lovingly designed, and as understated as the artist , the book has only one flaw: its limited use of...


Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology
Robert Motherwell (Editor)
0674185005
April 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
"This handsome volume," said LJ's reviewer (4/1/52) presents "those pronouncements in art and literature which should have meaning still . . . ." Originally published in 1951, this is a paperback reprint of the second edition (1981) of one of the first books written in English dealing with Dada; it's still one of the best.-- MRCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
T. J. Clark : The single most instructive book on Dada...[T]he items collected are readable, pungent, and representative. It is one of those "essential works" on twentieth-century art.

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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...


A Celebration for Stanley Kunitz: On His 80th Birthday
Stanley Kunitz
093529659X
December 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
... a Festschrift dedicated to the poet-teacher by a tribe of friends, students, and fellow poets including Louise Glck, Marie Howe, Kenneth Koch, Cleopatra Mathis, Stanley Moss, Robert Motherwell, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Oliver, and Richard Wilbur.

From the Publisher
5 1/4 x 8 1/2 trim. 9 illus. LC 86-60942


Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp
Pierre Cabanne
0306803038
August 1987
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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