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Jackson Pollock

Landau, Ellen G.

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ISBN 10: 0810937026 / ISBN 13: 9780810937024
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Garrison House Books IOBA (Medina, OH, U.S.A.)

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Beautiful book is excellent comndition. No names or writing other than author's inscription which reads "To ---- ' Ellen G. Landau 4-04-90". Will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book is more than beautiful art -- though that in itself would be enough. It also offers biography and an exploration of the artist's ups and downs, why they occurred ,and why he lives on as an icon of the Beat Generation. 270 illustrations, including 105 color plates and six magnifcent gatefolds. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 25921

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Title: Jackson Pollock

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

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Synopsis:

How did Jackson Pollock become a cult figure for the Beat Generation? And what caused his reputation to continue to soar? This compelling and original Abrams classic, now back in print, locates the artist in the continuum of his times, recreating the social and cultural milieu of New York in the 1940s and 1950s. With extensive knowledge of Pollock’s habits (much of it gained through interviews), his reading, his conversation, and the exhibitions he visited, the author retraces many of the far-flung sources of Pollock’s work. A wealth of comparative photographs that illustrate paintings by artists Pollock admired further explains the work of this complex, tragic, and immeasurably influential figure. Pollock’s big, bold canvases are reproduced in five colors to convey the brilliance of his network of tones, his aluminum paint, and his sparkling collage materials. Six gatefolds show his vast horizontal works without distortion and a chronology provides a summary of the major events of Pollock’s life.

About the Author:

Ellen G. Landau is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, where she has taught since 1982. She is also the author of Lee Krasner: A Catalogue Reaisonne, Reading Abstract Expressionism, and Artists for Victory, as well as many articles on twentieth-century American art.

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