Venn reveals Wyeth's love of painting as process and material, underscores his technical prowess, and examines the abstract modernist underpinnings of his landscape compositions. 160 illustrations, 125 in color.
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Unknown Terrain: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Published to accompany the exhibition "Unknown Territory: The Landscape of Andrew Wyeth" organised by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1998, following the introduction two essays discusses the critical appraisal of the artist, his approach to his work and his painting methods; the easy are illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. The catalogue of work runs from pages 51 to 199. The book concludes with a further essay which includes a number of comments by the artist. There is also a list of works included in the exhibition but no bibliography.In total there are approaching 200 illustrations, with the vast majority being in full colour, although the restrained nature of Wyeth's palette does not make this immediately apparent even in the main section of plates. The landscape format of the book accommodates well the predominantly similarly proportioned paintings and drawings, however sometimes the image is reproduced rather small relative to the page size.A very useful publication which well demonstrates the range of the artist's output even with the designation of landscape.