Writings on Art

Writings on Art

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by Mark Rothko
     
 


While the collected writings of many major 20th-century artists, including Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, and Ad Reinhardt, have been published, Mark Rothko’s writings have only recently come to light, beginning with the critically acclaimed The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art. Rothko’s other written works have yet to beSee more details below

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While the collected writings of many major 20th-century artists, including Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, and Ad Reinhardt, have been published, Mark Rothko’s writings have only recently come to light, beginning with the critically acclaimed The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art. Rothko’s other written works have yet to be brought together into a major publication. Writings on Art fills this significant void; it includes some 90 documents—including short essays, letters, statements, and lectures—written by Rothko over the course of his career. The texts are fully annotated, and a chronology of the artist’s life and work is also included.
This provocative compilation of both published and unpublished writings from 1934--69 reveals a number of things about Rothko: the importance of writing for an artist who many believed had renounced the written word; the meaning of transmission and transition that he experienced as an art teacher at the Brooklyn Jewish Center Academy; his deep concern for meditation and spirituality; and his private relationships with contemporary artists (including Newman, Motherwell, and Clyfford Still) as well as journalists and curators.
As was revealed in Rothko’s The Artist’s Reality, what emerges from this collection is a more detailed picture of a sophisticated, deeply knowledgeable, and philosophical artist who was also a passionate and articulate writer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300114409
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
262,724
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

"New training for future artists and art lovers," 19341
"Scribble book," ca. 19344
Sketchbook, ca. 193414
The ten : Whitney dissenters, 193816
"A comparative analysis," ca. 194118
"The ideal teacher," ca. 194122
"Indigenousness," ca. 194125
"The satisfaction of the creative impulse," ca. 194128
Manuscript drafts of a letter to the editor by Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb, 194330
Rothko and Gottlieb's letter to the editor, 194335
"The portrait and the modern artist," by Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb, 194337
Comments on The omen of the eagle, 194341
Brief autobiography, ca. 194542
Letter to Emily Genauer, 194543
"I adhere to the reality of things," 194544
Personal statement, 194545
Letter to the editor, 194546
Letter to Barnett Newman, 194547
Introduction to First exhibition paintings : Clyfford Still, 194648
Letter to Barnett Newman, June 194649
Letter to Barnett Newman, August 194650
Letter to Barnett Newman, 194752
Letter to Herbert Ferber, 194753
Letter to Clay Spohn, 194755
"The ides of art : the attitudes of ten artists on their art and contemporaneousness," 194757
"The romantics were prompted," 194758
Letter to Clay Spohn, February 194860
Letter to Clay Spohn, May 194862
Letter to Barnett Newman, 194963
Letter to Clay Spohn, 194964
"Statement on his attitude in painting," 194965
Letter to Barnett Newman, April 195066
Letter to Barnett Newman, June 195068
Letter to Barnett Newman, July 195069
Letter to Barnett Newman, August 7, 195070
Letter to Barnett Newman, August 195072
"How to combine architecture, painting, and sculpture," 195174
Notes from an interview by William Seitz, 195275
Letter to Herbert Ferber, August 195280
Letter to Herbert Ferber, September 195282
Letter to Lloyd Goodrich, 195283
Notes from an interview by William Seitz, March 195385
Notes from an interview by William Seitz, April 195386
Letter to Katharine Kuh, May 195489
Letter to Katharine Kuh, July 14, 195490
Letter to Katharine Kuh, July 28, 195492
Letter to Katharine Kuh, ca. August 195494
Letter to Petronel Lukens, August 195495
Letter to Petronel Lukens, September 195496
Letter to Katharine Kuh, September 20, 195498
Letter to Katharine Kuh, September 25, 195499
Letter to Katharine Kuh, September 27, 1954101
Letter to Katharine Kuh, October 20, 1954102
Letter to Katharine Kuh, October 23, 1954103
Letter to Katharine Kuh, November 1954104
Letter to Katharine Kuh, December 1954105
Letter to Petronel Lukens, December 1954107
Letter to Katharine Kuh, ca. 1954108
"Whenever one begins to speculate," ca. 1954109
"Relation to one's own past," ca. 1954111
"Space in painting," ca. 1954112
Letter to Katharine Kuh, 1955113
Letter to Herbert Ferber, July 7, 1955114
Letter to Herbert Ferber, July 11, 1955116
Letter to Lawrence Calcagno, 1956118
Notes from a conversation with Selden Rodman, 1956119
Letter to Herbert Ferber, 1957121
Letter to Rosalind Irvine, 1957123
Letter to the editor, 1957124
Address to Pratt Institute, 1958125
Letter to Ida Kohlmeyer, ca. 1958129
John Fischer, "The easy chair : Mark Rothko, portrait of the artist as an angry man," 1970130
Letter to Herbert Ferber and Bernard Reis, 1959139
Letter to Elise Asher and Stanley Kunitz, 1959141
Letter to Milton Avery, 1960142
Notecards, ca. 1950-1960143
Letter to the Whitechapel Gallery, 1961145
"A talk with Mark Rothko," 1961147
Letter to Herbert Ferber, 1962148
Tribute to Milton Avery, 1965149
Letter to Bernard Reis, 1966151
Letter to Norman Reid, 1966152
Letter to Herbert Ferber, July 7, 1967153
Letter to Herbert Ferber, July 19, 1967155
Letter to Elise Asher and Stanley Kunitz, 1967156
Acceptance of Yale University honorary doctorate, 1969157

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