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Frank Stella

PEARSON, JAMES

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ISBN 10: 1861713169 / ISBN 13: 9781861713162
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2013. 4th Edition. Paperback. Num Pages: 132 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; AC; AFC; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 155 x 8. Weight in Grams: 216. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781861713162

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Title: Frank Stella

Publisher: Crescent Moon Publishing

Binding: Soft cover

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FRANK STELLA Revised and updated, with new illustrations A study of the American abstract artist Frank Stella (b. 1936), surveying his career from the famous Black Paintings of the late 1950s up to the present day. Frank Stella has become become among America's premier contemporary artists. Unlike many modern artists, Stella has always worked in abstraction. His art is irrepressible, daring, hugely enjoyable, and refreshingly angst-free. This book begins with the celebrated Black Paintings of 1959, moves on through the Minimalist Copper and Aluminium paintings of the early Sixties, to the exuberant Protractor series, the expansion into three dimensions in the 1970s, and closing with the 3-dimensional Polish Village, Exotic Birds and Brazilian 'maximalist' works of the 1980s and 1990s. Employing the most up-to-date art criticism of Frank Stella, James Pearson also looks at Stella's contemporaries: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Morris Louis, Robert Ryman, Brice Marden, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman among others.  Includes new illustrations, and quotes from the artist.    EXTRACT FROM CHAPTER 5 There does not seem to be much going on in some of Frank Stella's 1960s Minimal paintings. But there is, in fact, a lot going on. Stella limits himself to a narrow set of rules. Like Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, Morris Louis and Mark Rothko, Stella sets himself to explore a few configurations of painting. But these things - the shape of the canvas, internal organization of the stripes, colour of the bands - offer up endless permutations. Frank Stella's paintings are lean, but leanness does not necessarily mean unfeelingness. This is the problem that monochrome painting creates, and Minimal art in general. Certainly Stella is intense: his Black Stripe Paintings, his Protractor series, his copper paintings, his India Birds, are intense works of art. The Frank Stella exhibitions of the late 1980s and early 1990s were affairs, in which one was impressed by a sense of colour and light, a spaciousness to the works, and a huge scale, so that each work dominated the gallery rooms. Stella is in no way a quiet, unobtrusive artist: his paintings are domineering, self-confident, assured of their own effects. Stella has always been an artist who knows what he's doing. His paintings do not lurk in gallery corners, shyly. His paintings announce themselves instantly and powerfully. Stella's June-July 1985 show at the ICA in London was typical: massive multi-media works were squeezed into the ubiquitous sparse white rooms, completely taking over the sedate spaces. Fully illustrated, with a revised text. Bibliography and notes. ISBN 9781861713162. Also available in hardback. www.crmoon.com

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