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Ninth Street women : Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler : five painters and the movement that changed modern art

Author: Mary Gabriel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world  Read more...

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Gabriel, Mary.
Ninth Street Women : Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art.
Boston : Little Brown & Company, ©2018
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gabriel
ISBN: 9780316226196 031622619X 9780316269582 0316269581
OCLC Number: 1053839202
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 927 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Introduction; Epigraph; Prologue: The Ninth Street Show, New York, May 1951; PART ONE, 1928-1948; Lee; 1. Lena, Lenore, Lee; 2. The Gathering Storm; 3. The End of the Beginning; Elaine; 4. Marie Catherine Mary Ellen O'Brien Fried's Daughter; 5. The Master and Elaine; Art in War; 6. The Flight of the Artists; 7. It Is War, Everywhere, Always; 8. Chelsea; 9. Intellectual Occupation; 10. The High Beam; 11. A Light That Blinds, I; 12. A Light That Blinds, II; The Turning Point; 13. It's 1919 Over Again!; 14. Awakenings. 15. Separate Together16. Peintres Maudits; 17. Lyrical Desperation; 18. Death Visits the Kingdom of the Saints; 19. The New Arcadia; PART TWO, 1948-1951; Grace; 20. The Call of the Wild; 21. The Acts of the Apostles, I; 22. The Acts of the Apostles, II; 23. Fame; 24. The Flowering; 25. Riot and Risk; Helen; 26. The Deep End of Wonder; 27. The Thrill of It; 28. The Puppet Master; Joan; 29. Painted Poems; 30. Mexico to Manhattan via Paris and Prague; 31. Waifs and Minstrels; PART THREE, 1951-1955; Oh, to Leave a Trace; 32. Coming Out; 33. The Perils of Discovery. 34. Said the Poet to the Painter35. Neither by Design nor Definition; Discoveries of Heart and Hand; 36. Swimming against a Riptide; 37. At the Threshold; 38. Figures and Speech; 39. Refuge; 40. A Change of Art; 41. Life or Art; 42. The Red House; Five Women; 43. The Grand Girls, I; 44. The Grand Girls, II; 45. The Grand Girls, III; PART FOUR, 1956-1959; The Rise and the Unraveling; 46. Embarkation Point; 47. Without Him; 48. The Gold Rush; 49. A Woman's Decision; 50. Sputnik, Beatnik, and Pop; 51. Bridal Lace and Widow's Weeds; 52. Five Paths ... ; 53. ... Forward; Epilogue. Discover More Mary GabrielPhotos; Acknowledgments; Copyright and Permissions Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; About the Author; Also by Mary Gabriel.
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The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art  Read more...


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