Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present / Edition 1

Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present / Edition 1

by Barbara Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520249372

ISBN-13: 9780520249370

Pub. Date: 10/18/2006

Publisher: University of California Press


The first comprehensive study of the modern history of monochrome art, Monochromes traces the development of single-color artwork—painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installations—up to the present. With almost 160 full-color reproductions, this stunning book examines fundamental aesthetic issues raised by the monochrome in a historical

Overview


The first comprehensive study of the modern history of monochrome art, Monochromes traces the development of single-color artwork—painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installations—up to the present. With almost 160 full-color reproductions, this stunning book examines fundamental aesthetic issues raised by the monochrome in a historical context. The authors ask whether the monochrome is the last and most radical phase of abstract painting or instead a point of departure for installations and environments. Among the many artists featured in this book are Alexander Rodchenko, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Robert Irwin, and Isamu Noguchi. The book includes writings on the monochrome by twenty-six artists, from Kasimir Malevich to Warhol, and from Carl Andre, Reinhardt, and Donald Judd to Ben Nicholson, Robert Ryman, and Anish Kapoor. In an engaging essay, Barbara Rose deftly surveys the divergent complex issues raised by the monochrome.

Additional Essays by Gladys Fabre, Christopher K. Ho, and Vincenzo Trione. Edited by Valerie Varas and Paula Rispa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520249370
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/18/2006
Series:
Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Bks.
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Editors' Note
Preface by Barbara Rose

Pre-Malevitch Monochromes and Chronology
Monochrome Artworks
The Meanings of Monochrome—Barbara Rose
Monochromes of Light in Time and Space: Color as Becoming, from Suprematism to Polish Unism, from group Zero to Opalka—Gladys Fabre
Modernism, Minimalism and Monochrome: the Monochrome's Future and Past—Christopher K. Ho
Icons of Silence—Vincenzo Trione

Chroma: Passages through Color: Selected extracts from artists' written work
Introduction
Malevich
Rodchenko
Arp
Fontana
Manzoni
Klein
Burri
Tapies
O'Keeffe
Warhol
Arman
Andre
Reinhardt
Judd
Kelly
Venet
Scully
Nicholson
Ryman
Rueda
Bonalumi
West
Irwin
Bianchi
Kapoor
Abakanowicz

Notes on the Essays
Artists' Biographies: Key Dates
Bibliography
Indexes
Sources and Acknowledgments

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