INSCRIBED by American postmodern painter Mark Tansey to the noted cartoonist Eldon Dedini, of New Yorker & Playboy fame, on the half-title. Fine in a close to fine dj. (Mild discoloration at spine on dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 308219
Synopsis: Book by Danto, Arthur C.
From Publishers Weekly:
In a monochromatic style, American painter Mark Tansey teases the viewer with images that explode into paradoxes. In The Innocent Eye Test, one of his most famous works, a cow led into a picture gallery by academic savants inspects a painting of a bull. In other paintings, Eskimos on dogsleds almost converge with Bedouins on camels in visual planes that never meet, and Jackson Pollock walks on water. Spiked with allusions ranging from John Ruskin to Albert Einstein, Tansey's wryly subversive pictures mock the avant-garde, parody Jacques Derrida's theme of the world as text and reiterate the inexhaustible possiblities of pictorial space. In this dazzlingly illustrated monograph, Danto, art critic of the Nation and professor of philosophy at Columbia University, places Tansey within a tradition, extending from Velazquez to Magritte, of artists who probe the philosophy of picture-making. Danto's sensitive readings are open to the multiple meanings of Tansey's provocations.
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Title: MARK TANSEY: VISIONS AND REVISIONS.
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback- Acetate cover-Ex-library book with usual library markings--book itself is in fine condition--- Wonderful imagery= Wonderful find!. Seller Inventory # ABE-1520198204822
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Tansey, Mark (illustrator). 1st Edition. Book as new and unread, pages pristine and unmarked - end-papers have slight yellowing around edges. Full-colour dust jacket has faded at spine and a strip down left hand side of front, but otherwise in excellent condition. Contains 119 illustrations, including 55 in full colour. One of the new generation of American artists in the early 1980s, Mark Tansey broke with the tradition of abstraction that characterised much of 20th century art, to use painting to explore the potential of representational images to convey complex ideas. The book explores over 50 of his paintings, many of them large, complex works, in which Tansey uses his skills as an artist to enter into the intellectual life of his time. This is a heavy book and wll requires extra postage outside the UK. Seller Inventory # 003005
Book Description Harry N. Abrams: NY 1992. 12 x 9.5", cloth, 143pp, well illustrated, bib, index, vg in vg dw. FIRST EDITION. Seller Inventory # 95-9193