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Synopsis: Since the 1980s, Francesco Clemente has been a leading artist in the international revival of expressionist figure painting and sculpture. Stylisticlly his work recalls the Italian Renissance, India minatures, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.
Review: This finely wrought, lush, 500-page volume does justice to the wide-ranging oeuvre of one of the most open-minded, ambitious, and productive artists of the late 20th century. The catalog of an exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum in the fall of 1999, it contains a wide range of writings, including Robert Creeley's haunting poetry, a thorough chronology, and half a dozen essays, including the introductory "Once You Begin the Journey You Never Return," by the Guggenheim's Lisa Dennison. In accordance with Clemente's paintings and drawings, the book touches on themes from Indian mysticism, prayer, the body's pores and orifices, family bonds, and a number of metaphysical and physical concerns, being and nothingness among them. In the essay "Rooms," Francesco Pellizzi draws a long thread through cave painting, Meister Eckhart's sermons on the soul, Renaissance Rome, and Clemente's wall paintings to arrive at "the transmodern sense of a shifting place of origin; every step, every station, is the first and last in this vortex, a maelstrom animated by an eros that is enveloping and inevitable but also, in the end, joyous...."
Clemente's art, which lays bare his obsessions with sex, self, and spirituality and explores them with a constantly surprising range of intense color and formal invention, stands in bracing, deeply pleasurable opposition to the desiccated, design-bound, theory-driven work that has dominated so much art of the last 25 years. Art historian James Elkins has described making graduate students copy, stroke for stroke, works by Monet and other painters, to give them a feel for "What Painting Is" (as he titled his recent book). Clemente raises the stakes a notch, demonstrating what painting might be, if we were to allow ourselves to be drenched in its myriad possibilities. --Peggy Moorman
Title: Clemente: A Retrospective (Guggenheim Museum...
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2796397432
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Boards. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Ed. First edition. Ex-Library hardcover with dust jacket. 4to with 500+ pages. The book and dust jacket are in good condition. Usual Ex-Library stamps and stickers. The interior is clean and tight. The spine is yellow with white text. Size: 4to. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 025884
Book Description Guggenheim Museum Publications / Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Over 400 Color & b/w Illustrations (illustrator). First Edition. This is the PAPERBACK edition. Solid, clean copy (spine creased). 501,  pages. Issued in conjunction with the exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, October 1999 - June 2000; organized by Lisa Dennison. Sponsor statement by Hugo Boss; foreword by Thomas Krens; introductory essay and acknowledgments by Dennison; biographical chronology by Rene Ricard; selected bibliography. Also notable for contributions by Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Ettore Sottsass, Gus Van Sant, and others. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00533630
Book Description U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Very Good in a Near Fine jacket. 1st Printing. 501pp 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 134201
Book Description New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999. 501 Seiten sehr guter Zustand Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1103 30 cm, Original-Pappeinband mit Schutzumschlag. Bookseller Inventory # 132781
Book Description HARRY N ABRAMS INC, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Artists. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978081096917902. Bookseller Inventory # 17978081096917902
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Contains light staining. Damage to library cover but dust jacket intact. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-B-001-01047
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Extremely slight bumping to edge and faint smudge on bottom text block, otherwise a fine copy. Contents are clean, bright and appear unread. The dust jacket is bright and unmarked, extremely slight edgewear. A beautiful copy. International shipping may require added postage charges. Bookseller Inventory # 141073
Book Description Harry N. Abrams 2000-01, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. illustrated edition. 0810969173. Bookseller Inventory # 562184
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0810969173