236 pp. Exhibition catalogue with 126 illustratons including 81 colourplates. Light edge-soiling. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Known as the "painter of white paintings", the American Robert Ryman is one of the foremost abstract artists of his generation. Catalogue entries for 81 works draw extensively on interviews with the artist. A detailed chronology places Ryman's work in the context of his major contemporaries.
From Booklist: Robert Ryman is a nonfigurative artist who makes white paintings. One might think, upon a cursory examination of these works, that Ryman was an academic type, fond of the rhetoric of abstraction. But Ryman is self-taught, self-effacing, and rather romantic. Storr, a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, summarizes Ryman's quiet life and elucidates his passionate but methodical approach to painting with consummate narrative skills, supporting his commentary with excerpts from numerous interviews with the artist and, of course, a superb set of, yes, colorplates. Ryman's first medium was music. A bebop saxophone player, he took a day job as a guard at the Museum of Modern Art and scrutinized the masters for seven years until, suddenly, in 1953, he began to paint. He's been at it ever since. Ryman chose, early on, to work within strict limitations, hence the white paint, and has devoted himself to seeing "what visual riches can be coaxed from such slender means," a mission not unlike the improvisations of jazz. Curiously, like many jazz musicians of his generation, his work has been more highly regarded in Europe than in America, but a major traveling retrospective exhibition, and this fine volume, will increase his visibility and earn him the recognition he deserves. Donna Seaman
Title: ROBERT RYMAN.
Publisher: Tate Gallery.
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st edition.
Book Description Tate Gallery. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0870705660I4N00
Book Description London : Tate Gallery, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust jacket. First Edition. ISBN 0870705660. Trade Paperback. Oversized. Exhibition catalog for February 1993 through October 1994 at The Tate and at the Museum of Modern Art. Slight wear to corners and edges; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked in Very Good condition. No Signature. Bookseller Inventory # 4205198
Book Description Tate Gallery & The Museum of Modern Art, London & New York, 1993. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 238pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With a chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. Published in conjunction with a massive Tate Gallery retrospective that traveled to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this massive, well researched Robert Ryman catalogue beautifully illustrates in full color each of the eighty-one works exhibited. A brand new, most handsome example of the paperbound first American edition of what is still the major reference to the Minimalist pioneer. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Artist Monograph. Bookseller Inventory # 024173