Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $7.31 (24%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by apex_media
Condition: Used: Good
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.45
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Transitional Moment Hardcover – March 11, 2014


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$22.64
$18.59 $16.90
Best%20Books%20of%202014

Frequently Bought Together

Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Transitional Moment + Jackson Pollock
Price for both: $56.30

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 124 pages
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (March 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606063235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606063231
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“The probing investigation in Mural shed new light on Pollock’s work process and approach to paint, and offers a rare close-up look at an influential work.”—Publishers Weekly


“Here is a treasure trove of detailed information on Pollock, the mural, the techniques used, and even the paint. . . . A compelling treat for Pollock fans. . . . Well researched and well written.”—Library Journal

About the Author

Yvonne Szafran is senior conservator of paintings and Laura Rivers is associate conservator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Alan Phenix is a scientist and Tom Learner is head of science at the Getty Conservation Institute. Ellen G. Landau is Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emerita of the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and has published widely on Abstract Expressionism. Steve Martin is a comedian, actor, musician, writer, and art collector.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane E. Anderson on March 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is beautiful, and the story is spectacular! I taught at the University of Iowa so my family, and I look forward to having our Pollock come home after being away for renovation. It was the centerpiece of our art museum collection until the Iowa River flooded in 2008. As water rose toward the museum, this $150 million mural was quickly loaded into a huge refrigerated truck and driven to Chicago for s torage. Thanks to the careful work of the Getty Museum, it has been beautifully restored, and it will return to Iowa later this year. This book tells in astouding detail the process of rescue and renovation.

The book captures well the drama of its rescue and the painstaking work done by hundreds of people to return the mural to its original splendor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An informative description of an art restoration project. One section on the technicalities of chemical paint analysis are probably beyond the interest of an average reader, but others--on the genesis and later history of this work--provide interesting reading for the general art audience.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By JOHN BAXTER on May 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very comprehensive documentation.Showed detailed views of the work and was very derailed,with great coloration in reviewing the restoration process. thanks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?