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Brice Marden: Paintings and Drawings

Klaus Kertess; Project Director, David Whitney

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ISBN 10: 0810936275 / ISBN 13: 9780810936270
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, 1992
Condition: Good Hardcover
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A clean copy withdrawn from a library. Library markings are minimal. The front flyleaf has been removed, and both front and back hinges are weakening, but have been reinforced. The text itself is in excellent shape. The lightly worn jacket has been placed in a fresh mylar Brodart cover. Surcharge on International shipping, due to size and weight.; Ex-library; Oversize. Bookseller Inventory # 32222

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Title: Brice Marden: Paintings and Drawings

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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158 illustrations, including 133 plates in color. Bound in publisher's original white cloth. Dust jacket.

From Publishers Weekly:

Brice Marden's art is deceptively austere. Within the seemingly narrow color range of his paintings and drawings, he orchestrates remarkable thematic variations of color, light, scale and mood. His monochromatic gray palette of the 1960s, expressing a ``vocabulary of ambiguities,'' gave way to limpid motions and a neoclassical exploration of color-and-light relationships. Kertess, a curator at New York City's Whitney Museum, links the elemental grace of Marden's more recent works to this American artist's summer sojourns on Hydra, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. In Marden's organic, cellular structures, Kertess sees the influence of Chinese calligraphy and Marden's trips to the Far East. Illustrated with 158 plates (133 in color), this handsome monograph follows Marden's metamorphosis from a pure abstractionist to an artist seeking to objectify the spiritual, as he does in his Annunciation series and in the Elements, which are symbolic paintings rooted in medieval alchemy.

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