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Author: Debra Bricker Balken
Publisher: London : Tate Publishing ; New York : Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, ©2005.
Series: Movements in modern art (London, England)
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"In this incisive study, the curator and writer Debra Bricker Balken examines the work of the leading artists associated with Abstract Expressionism, including Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. At the same time she examines the myths surrounding the movement, the variation in the motivation and practice of artists grouped by art historians under the  Read more...
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Balken, Debra Bricker.
Abstract expressionism.
London : Tate Publishing ; New York : Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, ©2005
(OCoLC)560081604
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Bricker Balken
ISBN: 1854373064 9781854373069
OCLC Number: 60408720
Description: 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The origins of a name --
Do we artists really have a community? --
I can understand why the Europeans are puzzled --
Other politics : the outcasts and the outsiders --
The aftermath of Abstract expressionism.
Series Title: Movements in modern art (London, England)
Responsibility: Debra Bricker Balken.

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"In this incisive study, the curator and writer Debra Bricker Balken examines the work of the leading artists associated with Abstract Expressionism, including Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. At the same time she examines the myths surrounding the movement, the variation in the motivation and practice of artists grouped by art historians under the same heading, and the role played by critics in the movement's reception, both at the time and up to the present day." "Of equal value to the general reader and the art historical scholar alike, Balken's text is a valuable addition to the literature on one of the most influential of all twentieth-century art movements."--Jacket.

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