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Art as Art
Ad Reinhardt
0520076702
June 1991
Paperback
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Peter Schjeldahl, New York Times Book Review
"Reinhardt . . . remains an urgently contemporary figure in art and the life of art. . . . He has already been a major subterranean influence in the generation of Minimal and Post-Minimal art . . . and seems ready for wide recognition as one of the most significant cultural figures of the past quarter- century."

Book Description
Ad Reinhardt is probably best known for his black paintings, which aroused as much controversy as admiration in the American art world when they were first exhibited in the 1950s. Although his ideas about art and life were often at odds with those of his contemporaries, they prefigured the ascendance of minimalism. Reinhardt's interest in the Orient and in religion, his strong convictions about the value of abstraction,...


Color Your Own Abstract Art Masterpieces
Muncie Hendler
0486408000
September 1999
Coloring Book
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Book Description
These captivating reproductions of 29 great abstract art masterpieces of the 20th century are irresistible fun for colorists of all ages. The meticulously recreated black-and-white renderings include Frank Stella’s Lac Laronge III, Ad Reinhardt’s Number 30, Helen Frankenthaler’s Indian Summer, and many more. Try your hand at choosing your own palette, or follow the artists’ original schemes (all are shown in full color on the covers). Captions identify each work of art.


Ad Reinhardt
Michael Corris
186189175X
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
What determines who the great masters of art are? All too often, the political seeps into cultural conversations, and the result is a historical record riddled with holes. One of the most glaring omissions from the generally recognized canon of American art is Ad Reinhardt (1913–67). An American artist who had significant ties to the American Communist movement and leftist political organizations, Reinhardt and his contributions to modern art have been largely pushed out of the spotlight. But now in this unprecedented in-depth study of his life and work, Michael Corris returns Reinhardt to his rightful place in American art and culture.

A pioneering avant-garde artist with fierce political beliefs, Reinhardt immersed himself in the vibrant left-wing political and cultural circles of the 1930s and...


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...


Donald Judd, The Complete Writings 1959-1975: Gallery Reviews, Book Reviews, Articles, Letters To The Editor, Statements, Complaints
Donald Judd
0919616429
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Originally published in 1975, this collection of Donald Judd's writings is a sought-after classic. His uncompromising reviews avoid the familiar generalizations so often associated with artistic styles emerging during the 1950s and 60s. Here, Judd discusses in detail the work of more than 500 artists showing in New York at that time, and provides a critical account of this significant era in American art. While addressing the social and political ramifications of art production, the writings focus on the work of Jackson Pollock, Kasimir Malevich, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, John Chamberlain, Larry Poons, Kenneth Noland, and Claes Oldenburg. His 1965 "Specific Objects" essay, discussions of sculptural thought in the 60s, is included as well as Judd's notorious polemical essay, "Imperialism, Nationalism, Regionalism." ...


In Quest of the Absolute
Erich Franz
093587514X
October 1996
Hardcover
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Crisis and Repetition: Essays on Art and Culture
Kate Armstrong
0870135961
January 2002
Paperback
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Elmer Bischoff: The Ethics of Paint
Susan Landauer
0520230418
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) is generally regarded as one of the leaders among the artists in the San Francisco Bay Area who, after contributing to the local emergence of Abstract Expressionism during the 1940s and 50s, shifted the terms of their spectacularly sensuous brushwork to recognizable imagery. Bill Berkson writes that if "David Park was the classicist of the founding triad of the Bay Area Figurative painters, and Richard Diebenkorn the modernist, Bischoff was the romantic." Designed to accompany a major retrospective of Bischoff's work, this superb volume is lavishly illustrated with duotones and color plates that faithfully capture the subtle variations in shade that characterize the painter's oeuvre. Berkson and Susan Landauer, both of whom knew Bischoff, provide the definitive view of the life, art, and...


Elmer Bischoff: The Ethics of Paint
Susan Landauer
0520230426
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) is generally regarded as one of the leaders among the artists in the San Francisco Bay Area who, after contributing to the local emergence of Abstract Expressionism during the 1940s and 50s, shifted the terms of their spectacularly sensuous brushwork to recognizable imagery. Bill Berkson writes that if "David Park was the classicist of the founding triad of the Bay Area Figurative painters, and Richard Diebenkorn the modernist, Bischoff was the romantic." Designed to accompany a major retrospective of Bischoff's work, this superb volume is lavishly illustrated with duotones and color plates that faithfully capture the subtle variations in shade that characterize the painter's oeuvre. Berkson and Susan Landauer, both of whom knew Bischoff, provide the definitive view of the life, art, and...


New York School: A Cultural Reckoning
Dore Ashton
0520081064
January 1973
Paperback
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Douglas Davis, Newsweek
"On structural grounds alone, Ashton's book is a marvel, compared with the one-eyed speculation of most art history. She is so determined to place the New York School in a broad cultural context that at times her book seems as much a study of literature and politics as of art during the 1930s and 1940s." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"On structural grounds alone, Ashton's book is a marvel, compared with the one-eyed speculation of most art history. She is so determined to place the New York School in a broad cultural context that at times her book seems as much a study of literature and politics as of art during the 1930s and 1940s."--Douglas Davis, Newsweek

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The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism
Susan Landauer
0520086112
March 1996
Paperback
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Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times
"The thesis that Landauer lays out is completely convincing....I, for one, will never look at the origins of AbEx painting in quite the same way as before." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A free-spirited wave of creative energy swept through the San Francisco art community after World War II. Challenging accepted modes of painting, Abstract Expressionists produced highly experimental works that jolted the public out of its postwar complacency. Susan Landauer's comprehensive examination of this dynamic movement provides the first clear picture of the artists and influences that came together in San Francisco's invigorating world of Abstract Expressionism.
Landauer argues that Abstract...

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