Artist as author : action and intent in late-modernist American painting (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Artist as author : action and intent in late-modernist American painting

Author: Christa Noel Robbins
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With Artist as Author, Christa Noel Robbins provides the first extended study of authorship in mid-20th century abstract painting in the US. Taking a close look at this influential period of art history, Robbins describes how artists and critics used the medium of painting to advance their own claims about the role that they believed authorship should play in dictating the value, significance, and social impact of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robbins, Christa Noel
Artist as Author
Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Noel Robbins
ISBN: 022675300X 9780226753003
OCLC Number: 1250089762
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contents --
Introduction. The Artist as Author --
Part I --
1. The Act-Painting --
2. The Expressive Fallacy --
3. Rhetoric of Motives --
Part II --
4. Self-Discipline --
5. Event as Painting --
6. Conclusion: Gridlocked --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Select Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Action and intent in late-modernist American painting
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With Artist as Author, Christa Noel Robbins provides the first extended study of authorship in mid-20th century abstract painting in the US. Taking a close look at this influential period of art history, Robbins describes how artists and critics used the medium of painting to advance their own claims about the role that they believed authorship should play in dictating the value, significance, and social impact of the art object. Robbins tracks the subject across two definitive periods: the "New York School" as it was consolidated in the 1950s and "Post Painterly Abstraction" in the 1960s. Through many deep dives into key artist archives, Robbins brings to the page the minds and voices of painters Arshile Gorky, Jack Tworkov, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Sam Gilliam, and Agnes Martin along with those of critics such as Harold Rosenberg and Rosalind Krauss. While these are all important characters in the polemical histories of American modernism, this is the first time they are placed together in a single study and treated with equal measure, as peers participating in the shared late modernist moment.

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"Robbins's penetrating analysis centers on mid-twentieth-century abstractionists of the New York School, diving deep into the closely argued definitions of individual 'action' put forward principally Read more...

 
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