The Writings Of Robert Motherwell

The Writings of Robert Motherwell PDF Book Detail:
Author: Robert Motherwell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520250486
Size: 30.51 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 387
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Book Description: "Robert Motherwell was not just a great painter, he was a brilliant thinker. As the founding editor of The Documents of Twentieth-Century of Art, he decisively shaped our understanding of modernism. This new and expanded selection of Motherwell's criticism provides an essential guide to the art of the high modern period, both American and European."—Pepe Karmel, author of Picasso and the Invention of Cubism "In the past two decades Abstract Expressionism has become one of the most dynamic subjects in art history; sometimes the reading is so dense it is like swimming through peanut butter. But, cutting through to the essential questions that generated the movement, the writings of Robert Motherwell are a treasure. Written at the same time he was painting, Motherwell's texts make me feel like a witness to the philosophical curiosity that generated one of the most powerful art movements of the twentieth century."—Michael Auping, author of Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments “This book is essential reading for anyone thinking about the uneasy clash of modernism and postmodernism in postwar America; Motherwell’s writing played a decisive role and this volume is an admirably full account of it.”—Jonathan Fineberg, author of When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child

Robert Motherwell Abstraction And Philosophy

Robert Motherwell  Abstraction  and Philosophy PDF Book Detail:
Author: Robert Hobbs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429560109
Size: 32.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 114
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Book Description: Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this book breaks new ground by considering how Robert Motherwell’s abstract expressionist art is indebted to Alfred North Whitehead’s highly original process metaphysics. Motherwell first encountered Whitehead and his work as a philosophy graduate student at Harvard University, and he continued to espouse Whitehead’s processist theories as germane to his art throughout his life. This book examines how Whitehead’s process philosophy—inspired by quantum theory and focusing on the ongoing ingenuity of dynamic forces of energy rather than traditional views of inert substances—set the stage for Motherwell’s future art. This book will be of interest to scholars in twentieth-century modern art, philosophy of art and aesthetics, and art history.

Robert Motherwell Black

Robert Motherwell   Black PDF Book Detail:
Author: Stephanie Terenzio
Publisher: Petersburg Press
Size: 31.93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Black in art
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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The Jean Michel Basquiat Reader

The Jean Michel Basquiat Reader PDF Book Detail:
Author: Jordana Moore Saggese
Publisher: Documents of Twentieth-Century Art
ISBN: 0520305167
Size: 50.53 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 408
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Book Description: "Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most popular and critically important artists of the late twentieth century, and his impact on contemporary art continues to grow. Through a combination of interviews with the artist, criticism from the artist's lifetime and immediately after, previously unpublished research by the author, and a selection of the most important critical essays on the artist's work, The Basquiat Reader provides a full picture of the artist's views on art and culture, his working process, and the critical significance of his work both then and now"--

Robert Motherwell The Complete Prints 1940 1991

Robert Motherwell  the Complete Prints 1940 1991 PDF Book Detail:
Author: Siri Engberg
Publisher: Hudson Hills
ISBN: 9781555951634
Size: 45.64 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 431
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Book Description: A study of the prints of Robert Motherwell, covering the years 1943 to 1991. This fourth edition is based on research and scholarship. In addition to cataloguing more than 500 prints in virtually every medium, it includes an essay on Motherwell's print-making, an illustrated chronology, concordance, bibliography and exhibition history. 500 colour & 100 b/w illustrations

Art History As Social Praxis

Art History as Social Praxis PDF Book Detail:
Author: David Craven
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004235868
Size: 11.19 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 584
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Book Description: Art History as Social Praxis: The Collected Writings of David Craven brings together more than thirty essays that chart the development of Craven’s voice as an unorthodox Marxist who applied historical materialism to the study of modern art.

Reconciliation Elegy

Reconciliation Elegy PDF Book Detail:
Author: Robert Motherwell
ISBN: 9780847803361
Size: 41.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Group work in art
Languages : en
Pages : 87
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Book Description: "This photographic journal records the collaboration of Robert Motherwell and his studio assistants in the creation of the artist's monumental painting Reconciliation Elegy, a commission for the East Building, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C."--Back cover.

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell PDF Book Detail:
Author: Mary Ann Caws
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780231652
Size: 48.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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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 the Surrealists. Her book highlights his deep attraction to France and French literature and art, and his concern with the idea of elegy and the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War. His singularly American spirit provided him with a manner of painting and thinking unique among the Abstract Expressionists, as well as with a distinctive and highly personal filter through which to interpret his fascination with European literature and history.

Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman PDF Book Detail:
Author: Armin Zweite
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: 9783775707954
Size: 80.46 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: "The central works of Barnett Newman's oeuvre - many of which are reproduced here as full-page color plates - are the subject of an analytical study by Armin Zweite. This study not only gives a comprehensive appraisal of Newman's paintings, from his beginnings through his later works - predominantly large-format, monochromatic paintings - but also deals in detail with all of Newman's sculptures - "Here I", "Here II", and "Here III", "Broken Obelisk", "Lace Curtain for Mayor Daley", and "Zim Zum I" and "Zim Zum II"--As well as with Newman's Model for a Synagogue. The book affords a more differentiated insight into Newman's hermetic oeuvre than would ever be possible in separate treatises on individual parts or periods of Newman's work."--Jacket.