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New York : Whitney Museum of American Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, ?1997. Paperback. 276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm. Exhibition catalog for the October 1997 show held at the Whitney Museum. Clean, gently used, and without marking in book. Oversized book. For additional detail on item, please submit inquiry via email. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California but whose work is beloved throughout the United States and the rest of the world. This catalog is the most comprehensive volume on the artist now available.

Jane Livingston's extensively researched biographical essay covers Diebenkorn's entire career and concentrates on the artist's inner life and purposes as revealed in his paintings. Ruth Fine deals primarily with the figurative aspect of Diebenkorn's work (1955-67), and John Elderfield concentrates on the Ocean Park period (1967-93). All three authors provide valuable insights based on their personal relationships with the artist and his widow, Phyllis. On both page and canvas, the reader can sense Diebenkorn's complexity and highly self-conscious working methods, as well as his formidable integrity.

The Art of Richard Diebenkorn will give readers with an interest in all phases of modernism new thoughts about the relationship between abstraction and representation. Stunningly illustrated, with 192 full-color reproductions, this book is an exhilarating testament to a distinctive American artist.

Review: On the process of painting, American painter Richard Diebenkorn once wrote, "I want painting to be difficult to do. The more obstacles, obstructions, problems ... the better." In part, he meant that the freest artistic expression was often the result of some sort of restraint. Much like Shakespeare writing within the rigorous poetic form of the sonnet, Diebenkorn found his format in the vertical, rectangular, human-size canvases that he used to paint his famed Ocean Park series, which occupied a large portion of his magnificent career and included many figurative works. This sequence consists of more than 100 paintings created primarily over the course of the 1970s. There is a tranquil, mystical quality to his works: geometric lines define fields of color evoking the tones, landscape, atmosphere, and quality of light in Ocean Park. His paintings thus hover on the boundary between abstraction and landscape.

This paperback exhibition catalog of the retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City contains a beautifully produced plate section, arranged chronologically, that spans nearly the entire second half of the 20th century. A special highlight are Diebenkorn's notes to himself on beginning a painting.

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Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997. Oversized Paper Back. Book Condition: Good. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at MoMA (1997/98). Inspired by the openness of the California landscape, the American painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922-93) developed a unique modernist style, characterized by geometric forms, a bright palette, and thick brushwork. Once his career was established, Diebenkorn made a sudden shift to representational art. Still later, the figures disappeared, and he resumed the abstractmode marked by a series of paintings entitled `Ocean Park.' Selected Exhibition History, Selected Bibliography, Exhibition Checklist. 214 illustrations, most of which are in brilliant color reproduction. 276p. Bookseller Inventory # 2219812

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Book Description University of California Press November 1997, 1997. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Used - Good. Recognized as a major figure in post-war American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California. He quietly constructed a place for himself in the history of 20th-century art with his singular vision and intense commitment to the idea and practice of both figuration and abstraction. In this book, published in conjunction with the Whitney Museum's 1997 Diebenkorn retrospective exhibition, the most comprehensive survey of his work ever held, Diebenkorn emerges as an artist who restored to late modernism the sense of the sublime that seemed to fade with each successive decade after World War II. In the '40s and early '50s, he forged an impressive abstract vocabulary -- and then suddenly abandoned it in 1955 for a representational mode that encompassed still lifes, landscapes, figures, and interiors. Along with painters David Park and Elmer Bischoff, he established what has come to be known as the Bay Area Figurative School. Twelve years later, in 1967, Diebenkorn moved back into abstraction, embarking on the renowned Ocean Park series of paintings and drawings that he continued to develop until the end of his life. Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California. Published to coincide with the first retrospective of Diebenkorn's work since his death, this catalog is the most comprehensive volume on the artist now available. 192 color illustrations. Text edges a little dirty and stained. Binding tight interior pages a clean and free of any markings. Bookseller Inventory # 204862

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