From the Publisher
Artists featured: William Baziotes, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walter Tomlin.
TASCHEN's Basic Art movement and genre series: each book includes a detailed introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, a reference work, portrait of the artist, quotes, and biographical information.
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About the Author
Barbara Hess, born 1964, lives in Cologne as an art historian, critic and translator. Since 1994 she has published numerous articles on contemporary art, for publications including Camera Austria, Flash Art, Kunst-Bulletin and Texte zur Kunst. Together with Ulrike Groos and Ursula Wevers, she curated the touring exhibition Ready to Shoot. Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum (2003/04; venues included the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and the Musée d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris). For TASCHEN she has written a monograph on Willem de Kooning.