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 #
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.
Title: The Art of Richard Diebenkorn Livingston, ...
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Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art; University of California, New York, 1997. Trade Paper Back. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Paperback Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Exhibition catalog published for the Whitney Museum by The University of California Press. Exhibit hel at the Whitney, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Phillips collection in Washington D. C. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Near fine condition with very slight rubbing to front cover. Documents the evolution of Diebenkorn's painting, from abstract to representational and back to abstract. 276 pp. Art, Exhibitions, Catalog, Painting, USA. Bookseller Inventory # M00100
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