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Agnes Martin : paintings, writings, remembrances

Author: Agnes Martin; Arnold B Glimcher
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Agnes Martin's career spanned over seven decades. Though a major influence on Minimalist painters, Martin saw her own work, more closely related to Abstract Expressionism, her paintings being 'meditations on innocence, beauty, happiness and love.' More than 130 of these works can be found in this book. Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances is the first and only complete career retrospective of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Agnes Martin; Agnes Martin; Agnes Martin; Agnes Martin; Agnes Martin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agnes Martin; Arnold B Glimcher
ISBN: 9780714859965 0714859966
OCLC Number: 770625694
Description: 281 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: About Agnes --
About the paintings --
Works 1956-67. I want to talk to you about the work --
; Short essays ; The silence on the floor of my house --
; The struggle of existence --
; What we do not see if we do not see --
; The thinking reed ; We cannot even imagine how to be humble --
; Agnes decides to stop painting --
Works 1971-89. On a clear day screenprints ; Comment about the prints ; Reflections ; Studio visit : October 8, 1974 ; Excerpt from Beginning no. 5 ; Studio visit : April 30, 1976 ; What is real? ; After completing Gabriel ; Studio visit : March 8, 1977 ; Studio visit : January 23, 1978 ; Studio visit : March 5, 1979 ; Letter to the Whitney Museum of American Art ; Advice to young artists ; This koon --
; I hope I have made it clear that the work is about --
; The dark paintings --
Works 1991-2004. Statement re. art work ; We perceive, we see --
; The current of the river of life moves us ; When I think of art I think of beauty ; Response to art ; The adventurous state of mind ; In my best moments ; Agnes's last days --
Works on paper. Answer to an enquiry ; The untroubled mind ; Agnes's relevant biography ; List of works ; Biography and list of exhibitions ; Further reading.
Other Titles: Paintings, writings, remembrances
Responsibility: [compiled and edited] by Arne Glimcher.


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