Ellen G. Landau Jackson Pollock

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Jackson Pollock

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9780810992450: Jackson Pollock

"A remarkably fresh look at Pollock's life and work."
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Ellen G. Landau's compelling and original book, now published in an affordable paperback edition, covers the life and work of this complex, tragic, and immeasurably influential figure in modern art. More than 100 of Pollock's big, bold canvases are reproduced in glorious color, including six gatefolds that show his vast horizontal works without distortion. Every lover of American art, every lover of great art, will enjoy this gorgeous volume, the definitive work on a painter who revolutionized the world of art.

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Ellen Landau is an associate professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University.

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The role of art historian as biographer is beset with contradictions, an artist's life and art being neither mutually exclusive nor synonymous. Balanced in his life on the edge of destruction and in his art on that of innovation, Pollock mirrored a chaotic world, one in which humans seemed to have lost control. Less gossipy than Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith's Jackson Pollock ( LJ 8/89), this book treats Pollock's personal life, creative work, and cultural milieu as discrete elements that produce a gradually developing image, not always in accord with the public's view of Pollock as rebellious cowboy or counterculture loner. Pollock was the major force behind the transfer of avant-garde art from France to the United States and the American idiom in which it was expressed. This "American Prometheus" is well served by this elegantly illustrated, carefully annotated, and well-written work. Recommended for all art libraries and large general collections.
- Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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