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Between Sense and de Kooning Hardcover – October 1, 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861898533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861898531
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“This revealingly rich interface between de Kooning’s thought, method, and art provides an erudite, timeless discussion.”


“Richard Shiff’s Between Sense and De Kooning is a tour de force. But of what precisely? It's a category of art writing for which there is no genre, like De Kooning famously said of Duchamp, he's a movement of one! This is not a survey or a biography but an extraordinarily deep conversation with the reader about what De Kooning painted and what he said about it. It is an absolutely unique and wonderful book.”
(Jonathan Fineberg, author of Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being)

About the Author

Richard Shiff is professor of art history at the University of Texas at Austin. His other books include Cézanne and the End of Impressionism: A Study of the Theory, Technique, and Critical Evaluation of Modern Art and Doubt.