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This richly illustrated book reproduces in full color more than one hundred of Mark Rothko`s paintings, prints, and drawings, including some of the stunningly simple yet enthralling rectangle paintings for which he is famous. The volume provides commentary on various formal aspects of Rothko`s work, interviews with contemporary artists who reflect on Rothko`s artistic legacy, and a chronology of the Russian-born artist`s life (1903-1970).
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Jeffrey Weiss is associate curator of twentieth-century art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Popular Culture of Modern Art: Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-Gardism, 1909-1917, published by Yale University Press.From Booklist:
Rothko's most famous paintings are profoundly contemplative works, rectangles of vibrant color that seem lit from within and that are full of subtle energy and life, like the sky or the surface of a lake. This handsome retrospective catalog of his work, which includes his early representational paintings as well as his harmonic abstractions, has been published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition of his work and contains more than 100 colorplates. Weiss has wisely placed the art before the commentary, allowing readers to absorb the quiet impact of Rothko's work before seeking explanations of the man and his still controversial creations in essays by Weiss, John Cage, Barbara Novak and Brian O'Doherty, and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro. Interviews with painters Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter, and Robert Ryman attest to Rothko's tremendous influence, and a detailed chronology tracks his rise to prominence, his steadily deteriorating health, and his suicide in 1970. Weiss' book succeeds in embracing the beauty, mystery, and sorrow of Rothko's vision. Donna Seaman
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Book Description Yale University Press (May 25, 1998), 1998. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0300075057
Book Description Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Folio. 376 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. The catalogue for the first major American retrospective of the work of Mark Rothko in 20 years--scheduled to open at the National Gallery in May--this richly illustrated book reproduces 100 of Rothko's paintings, prints, and drawings in full color, and features commentaries by many noted art experts. Contents: Foreword / Earl A. Powell --Lenders to the exhibition --Preface / Jeffrey Weiss --Notes to the reader --Catalogue --Essays. Rothko : color as subject / John Cage --Rothko's dark paintings : tragedy and void / Barbara Novak and Brian O'Doherty --Material and immaterial surface : the paintings of Rothko / Carol Mancusi-Ungaro --Rothko's unknown space / Jeffrey Weiss --Chronology / Jessica Stewart --Interviews / Mark Rosenthal and Jeffrey Weiss. Ellsworth Kelly --Brice Marden --Gerhard Richter --Robert Ryman --George Segal. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1810210101
Book Description Yale University Press, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300075057