Abstract Expressionism

Author: Richard Spilsbury
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781432913700
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Abstract Expressionism. Discusses the history, characteristics, and artists associated with the abstract expressionist movement, and includes related activities and a look at vocational opportunities in the field of art.

Women Of Abstract Expressionism

Author: Gwen F. Chanzit
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300208421
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Women Of Abstract Expressionism. A long-awaited survey of female Abstract Expressionist artists revealing the richness and lasting influence of their work

Abstract Expressionism And Other Modern Works

Author: Gary Tinterow
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588392740
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Abstract Expressionism And Other Modern Works. An exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art of the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection which comprises sixty-three modern paintings, sculptures and works on paper by fifty artists. The Abstract Expressionist paintings that form the heart of this collection were nearly all created in New York City.

Art In America 1945 1970 Writings From The Age Of Abstract Expressionism Pop A

Author: Various
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598533673
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Art In America 1945 1970 Writings From The Age Of Abstract Expressionism Pop A. Experience the creative explosion that transformed American art, in the words of the artists, writers, and critics who were there: In the quarter century after the end of World War II, a new generation of painters, sculptors, and photographers transformed the face of American art and shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Signaled by the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters such as Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious body of writing without parallel in our cultural history. In the words of editor Jed Perl, “there has never been a period when the visual arts have been written about with more mongrel energy—with more unexpected mixtures of reportage, rhapsody, analysis, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has gathered the best of this writing together for the first time, interwoven with fascinating headnotes that establish the historical background, the outsized personalities of the artists and critics, and the nature of the aesthetic battles that defined the era. Here are statements by the most significant artists, and major critical essays by Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and other influential figures. Here too is an electrifying array of responses by poets and novelists, reflecting the free interplay between different art forms: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. The atmosphere of the time comes to vivid life in memoirs, diaries, and journalism by Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others. Lavishly illustrated with scores of black-and-white images and a 32-page color insert, this is a book that every art lover will treasure.

Abstract Expressionism

Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813539757
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Abstract Expressionism. A collection of essays that discuss abstract expressionist art.

Bay Area Figurative Art 1950 1965

Author: Caroline A. Jones
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520068421
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Bay Area Figurative Art 1950 1965. Describes the development of a movement creating figurative, rather than abstract, art in the San Francisco Bay Area, and provides examples of its paintings, drawings and sculpture

The Wallflower Avant Garde

Author: Brian Glavey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190493267
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The Wallflower Avant Garde. The Wallflower Avant-Garde highlights a strain of formalism visible in both modernist literature and contemporary queer studies, drawing attention to an aesthetic that is as quiet and quirky as it is queer. In studies of Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Richard Bruce Nugent, Frank O'Hara, and John Ashbery, Brian Glavey argues for a recalibrated understanding of the relation between sexuality and the aesthetic, revealing a non-oppositional avant-gardism that opts out of some of the binaristic imperatives that have structured recent debates in queer theory. Refusing to decide between positive and negative affects or to side with either utopian or antisocial ambitions, The Wallflower Avant-Garde explores models of reading and writing about art that remain flexible enough to dig deep even as they gloss the surface. At the heart of this argument is a revaluation of modernist ekphrasis, a mode understood as literature's imitation or description of the visual arts. From the well-wrought urns of the New Critics onward, ekphrasis has figured prominently in the legacy of modernist literary criticism, but a tendency to read its complicated modes of relationality in terms of either autonomy or antagonism has obscured the forms of creative failure and imitation embodied in the desire to confuse poetry for pottery. Attending to mimetic and descriptive strategies without dismissing the aspirations for wholeness and closure that often animate them allows for the recognition that queerness and modernism are intertwined in unexpected and unpredictable ways, revealing new insights into the varieties of abstraction, preterition, and spatial form that stand behind modernism's investment in the aesthetic.

Exhibiting Student Art

Author: David Burton
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746721
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Exhibiting Student Art. Exhibition is a vital component of art education, yet most teachers have no formal training or expertise in designing and producing art exhibits. In this book, David Burton offers a comprehensive, hands-on approach with an emphasis on engaging students to develop, implement, and evaluate their artwork. He breaks down the exhibition process into five major phases: theme development, exhibition design, exhibition installation, publicity, and receptions. Each phase is exemplified with cases based on actual teacher experiences. Including a review of the historical development of exhibitions, this accessible volume: emphasizes an active role for students in the exhibition process, exploring the enormous power exhibitions have in influencing learning in visual arts education; describes the concepts and skills students and teachers need in each phase of creating an exhibit; provides supportive case studies and photographs to illustrate exhibition theme, design, and venue; and covers assessment and practical teaching strategies related to exhibition.

Unnatural Wonders

Author: Arthur Coleman Danto
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231141154
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Unnatural Wonders. Arthur C. Danto's essays not only critique bodies of work but reflect upon art's conceptual evolution as well, drawing for the reader a kind of "philosophical map" indicating how art and the criteria for judging it has changed over the twentieth century. In Unnatural Wonders the renowned critic finds himself at a point when contemporary art has become wholly pluralistic, even chaotic-with one medium as good as another-and when the moment for the "next thing" has already passed. So the theorist goes in search of contemporary art's most exhilarating achievements, work that bridges the gap between art and life, which, he argues, is now the definitive art of our time. Danto considers the work of such young artists as John Currin and Renee Cox and older living masters including Gerhard Richter and Sol LeWitt. He discusses artists of the New York School, like Philip Guston and Joan Mitchell, and international talents, such as the South African William Kentridge. Danto conducts a frank analysis of Matthew Barney's The Cremaster Cycle, Damien Hirst's skeletons and anatomical models, and Barbara Kruger's tchotchke-ready slogans; finds the ghost of Henry James in the work of Barnett Newman; and muses on recent Whitney Biennials and art influenced by 9/11. He argues that aesthetic considerations no longer play a central role in the experience and critique of art. Instead art addresses us in our humanity, as men and women who seek meaning in the "unnatural wonders" of art, a meaning that philosophy and religion are unable to provide.

Off The Wall

Author: Calvin Tomkins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312425852
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Off The Wall. Calvin Tomkins first discovered the work of Robert Rauschenberg in the late 1950s, when he began to look seriously at contemporary art. While gazing at Rauschenberg's painting Double Feature, Tomkins felt compelled to make some kind of literal connection to the work, and it is in that sprit that "for the last forty years it's been [his] ambition to write about contemporary art not as a critic or a judge, but as a participant." Tomkins has spent many of those years writing about Robert Rauschenberg, whom he rapidly came to see as "one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation." So it seemed natural to make Rauschenberg the focus of Off the Wall, which deals with the radical changes that have made advanced visual art such a powerful force in the world. Off the Wall chronicles the astonishingly creative period of the 1950s and 1960s, a high point in American art. In his in his collaborations with Merce Cunningham and John Cage, and as a pivotal figure linking abstract expressionism and pop art, Rauschenberg was part of a revolution during which artists moved art off the walls of museums and galleries and into the center of the social scene. Rauschenberg's vitally important and productive career spans this revolution, reaching beyond it to the present day. Featuring the artists and the art world surrounding Rauschenberg--from Jackson Pollock, and Willem de Kooning to Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, together with dealers Betty Parsons, and Leo Castelli, and the patron Peggy Guggenheim--Tomkins's stylish and witty portrait of one of America's most original and inspiring artists is fascinating, enlightening, and very entertaining.