Abstract Expressionism: A Critical Record / Edition 1

Abstract Expressionism: A Critical Record / Edition 1

by David Shapiro, Cecile Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521367336

ISBN-13: 9780521367332

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Abstract Expressionism was the dominant movement in experimental American painting from the 1940s through the early 1960s. This book is a collection of articles, reviews, and essays that chronicle the critical history of the movement from its inception to the present. Drawing on a range of sources, including newspapers, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, the

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Abstract Expressionism was the dominant movement in experimental American painting from the 1940s through the early 1960s. This book is a collection of articles, reviews, and essays that chronicle the critical history of the movement from its inception to the present. Drawing on a range of sources, including newspapers, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, the original debates about the validity of "action painting" are dramatically illustrated. The articles selected for the volume include classic statements from the most influential and prolific critics, including Clement Greenberg, Harold Rosenberg, and Hilton Kramer. The editors have also included contributions of iconoclasts from the 1950s and 1960s such as Leon Golub and John Canaday to suggest the full range of critical discussion. Six representative artists are the subject of extended sections that include biographical chronologies, reviews, and the artists' own comments: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521367332
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: A brief history David Shapiro and Cecile Shapiro; 1. Origins; 2. The critical reception; 3. The artists and their critics; Bibliography; Index.

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