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American Impressions: Prints Since Pollock

Castleman, Riva

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ISBN 10: 0394536835 / ISBN 13: 9780394536835
Published by Knopf, New York, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Cloth in mylar protected dust-jacket. First Edition (stated). 195 pp., w/ notes, bibliography and index; 151 reproductions, including 78 color plates. This work presents a rich visual survey of contempary prints, comprising 151 prints by 116 artists. A clean, tight copy in "as new" condition. Bookseller Inventory # 002079

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Title: American Impressions: Prints Since Pollock

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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With 151 reproductions, 78 in color. Bound in publisher's original cream cloth with the front cover stamped in blind and the spine stamped in white.

From Publishers Weekly:

In the New York art world of the 1940s, Pollock, Motherwell, Rothko and Baziotes rubbed shoulders with such refugee European artists as Beckmann and Masson. This cross-fertilization gave American printmaking new subjects and points of view. Castleman plunges us into this milieu, then takes us inside Tatyana Grosman's Long Island print workshop, where the Siberian-born mentor to Rivers, Dine, Rauschenberg and Kline pushed artists to the limits of experimentation. Director of the Museum of Modern Art's prints department, Castleman shows how painters such as Warhol, Johns and Stella innovated graphic techniques. She covers Pop, Conceptual, Minimal and figurative styles in quick succession. Though the text is ponderous and the choices of art predictable, the author offers many shrewd observations on the prints reproduced in 151 color plates and halftones. She proves the debt Pollock's pictures owe to Picasso's bullfight compositions, and compares Saul Steinberg's flamboyant scribbles to graffiti art. November 11
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