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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, Inc, New York, 1982
Condition: vg Hardcover

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8vo oblong. 210pp. Light blue cloth with gold lettering on spine in dust jacket. Color frontispiece. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of drawings and watercolors in b/w, sepia duotone and color. Inside flap and last 2 pages of book slightly creased. Foreword by Philip Pearlstein. Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 18113

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Title: Philip Pearlstein: Drawings and Watercolors

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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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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