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Philip Pearlstein: Drawings and Watercolors

Perreault, John

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ISBN 10: 0810914964 / ISBN 13: 9780810914964
Published by Harry N Abrams 1988-08-01, US, 1988
Condition: Good Hardcover
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210 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Faint foxing to edges and end papers. Clean, tight copy. Record # 464571. Bookseller Inventory # 464571

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Title: Philip Pearlstein: Drawings and Watercolors

Publisher: Harry N Abrams 1988-08-01, US

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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First edition bound in light blue cloth with gold lettering. 160 illustrations including 60 plates in color, 47 in sepia duotone and one gatefold. 4to size, 210 pp. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket.

From Publishers Weekly:

Pearlstein's coolly clinical studio nudes are recognizable by their bored, frustrated expressions, khaki skin, drooping mammaries, bodies cut off by the picture frame and genital regions calling attention to themselves. He has been a prominent realist since the 1960s, and Perreault, ex- Village Voice art critic, here claims Pearlstein as a major artist, the quintessential realist of our time. In his reverential essay, the author investigates how Pearlstein made his art deliberately nonexpressive, willfully renouncing narrative, psychology, symbol. We are left with purely formal qualities, said to make this painter's work "purer, more formal than abstract art." Most of the 160 images reproduced here have never before been published. Along with the nudes there are very ordinary studies of Roman ruins, Tintern Abbey and Stonehenge, plus an enormous 1986 watercolor of Jerusalem.
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