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American abstract expressionism of the 1950s : an illustrated survey with artists' statements, artwork and biographies

by Marika Herskovic;

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American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey   (2007-06-11)

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by Thirdhandsome

2005 Writers Notes Book Award Notable, April 19, 2005Herskovic overviews American ab-stract expressionism with this hefty volume of plates. Beyond the names you'll immediately recognize (Pollack, DeKooning, Gorky, etc.) this alphabetically arranged set takes a fair and complete look, including commentary from the artists that helps to illuminate an often moody and pensive style. We like Kline's ideas on size and space and also when DeKooning says, "spiritually I am wherever my spirit allows me to be." American Abstract should be a fixture in libraries and the homes of the lovers of the form.OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE ~CHOICE, 2003"This excellent publication builds on the earlier publication. It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified...omission of African American artists...and concentrated on 88 artists...Excellent layout and superb photographs. Highly recommended." ~CHOICE August, 2003."Researchers will seek out this well designed selection.Recommended for American art museum, academic, art school and large public libraries." ~Library Journal August 2003.Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799414 New York School Press, 2003. Hardcover, 9 x 12 inches. 372 pages, index. 176 full-page color illustrations.


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