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A thing among things : the art of Jasper Johns

Author: John Yau
Publisher: New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author focuses his attention on how the artist's pioneering paintings relate to life as it is lived and on what they tell us about what it means to be mortal and alive in time. He clears a path through the tangle of narrowly self-reflexive interpretations that have plagued so much critical writing on Johns's work during the past half century, providing a fresh approach and opening our eyes to Johns's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yau, John, 1950-
Thing among things.
New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2008
(OCoLC)632806619
Named Person: Jasper Johns; Jasper Johns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Yau
ISBN: 9781933045627 1933045620
OCLC Number: 216938992
Description: vii, 198 p. : ill., plates ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: John Yau.
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The author focuses his attention on how the artist's pioneering paintings relate to life as it is lived and on what they tell us about what it means to be mortal and alive in time. He clears a path through the tangle of narrowly self-reflexive interpretations that have plagued so much critical writing on Johns's work during the past half century, providing a fresh approach and opening our eyes to Johns's accomplishment in revealing ways.--P. 2 of dust jacket.

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