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  • Hardcover: 393 pages
  • Publisher: New York School Press, Limited; First Edition edition (January 14, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967799406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967799407
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.8 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,308,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Almost Perfect - very important!

Seems to be the first book that truly begins to cover the New York Crowd with any thoroughness...would truly like to have seen representative works by all the painters covered (perhaps in a series of addenda???) Otherwise an invaluable book for reference of that most fruitful ten years in American (and perhaps world) art history. --Odona Pt. Pleasant, PA USA<br /><br /> --Odona Pt. Pleasant, PA USA

Best and Most Complete Study of The NY School to Date!

New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists is an important contribution to the study of Abstract Expressionism. 265 artists are documented and 86 are featured. If you are like me, a bit tired of the usually featured artists of the New York School(Pollock, Rothko, Tobey, etc.) then you will be pleasantly suprised by the "Other Talented Artists" that comprised the New York School.
The starting point is the historic 9th Street Show of 1951. This is thoroughly discussed as are the subsequent New York School Artist's Annuals of 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1957. Numerous charts, posters and photographs are included, showing which artists were in which shows. Scholars have pretty much neglected these significant shows which featured the best of the "New Art".

As I stated earlier, 86 artists are featured. Each of these artists have 2 works shown (full page) and an artist's statement. The reproductions are excellent. There is also a Bio, and a listing of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions for each of these artists. An amazing amount of research and love went into this new production. You can discern that there were many "greats" in the NY School. You can see that the NY School was actually a bonafide community of artists. I will list the artists with an "A" and B" last name, just to give you an idea of the breadth of this work: Aach, Abbott, Abrams, Adams, Agostini, Albers, Albert, Albizu, Alcopley, Anderson, Andrews, Arnold, Asawa, Asher, Avery, Barber, Baziotes, Beauchamp, Beck, Ben, Benton, Biala, Blaine, Bolotowsky, Booth, Bouche, Bourgeois, Brach, Brenson, Briggs, Brooks, Brustlein, Bultman, Busa, and Button.

This 393 page book was sumptuosly printed and has a 12" x 9 1/2" format. It has a black cloth binding and a handsome dust jacket with ALL the names of the NY School artists. This silver dust jacket has black and red lettering which pops-out and is a stunning tribute to the artists.

I can only hope that there will be more books on these "Other Artists of the New York School of Painters and Sculptors". --A Customer

The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for artists' biographies, for exhibition documentation, or as the history of a specific artistic movement.

Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates through faculty. --Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, February 2001

About the Author

Marika Herskovic, Ph.D is a scientist by training. She received her MSc. and Ph.D from the Graduate School of Arts and Science of New York University, NYC.
She produced 27 videos on the art and lives of the artists of the New York School. These videos, repeatedly shown on cable TV, were listed in «Art on Screen, A joint venture of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust.« She hosted numerous video taped artist seminars and spent the past two decades documenting the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals, the participating artists and their art.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 2001
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New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists is an important contribution to the study of Abstract Expressionism. 265 artists are documented and 86 are featured. If you are like me, a bit tired of the usually featured artists of the New York School(Pollock, Rothko, Tobey, etc.) then you will be pleasantly suprised by the "Other Talented Artists" that comprised the New York School.
The starting point is the historic 9th Street Show of 1951. This is thoroughly discussed as are the subsequent New York School Artist's Annuals of 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1957. Numerous charts, posters and photographs are included, showing which artists were in which shows. Scholars have pretty much neglected these significant shows which featured the best of the "New Art".
As I stated earlier, 86 artists are featured. Each of these artists have 2 works shown (full page) and an artist's statement. The reproductions are excellent. There is also a Bio, and a listing of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions for each of these artists. An amazing amount of research and love went into this new production. You can discern that there were many "greats" in the NY School. You can see that the NY School was actually a bonafide community of artists. I will list the artists with an "A" and B" last name, just to give you an idea of the breadth of this work: Aach, Abbott, Abrams, Adams, Agostini, Albers, Albert, Albizu, Alcopley, Anderson, Andrews, Arnold, Asawa, Asher, Avery, Barber, Baziotes, Beauchamp, Beck, Ben, Benton, Biala, Blaine, Bolotowsky, Booth, Bouche, Bourgeois, Brach, Brenson, Briggs, Brooks, Brustlein, Bultman, Busa, and Button.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By odona on June 15, 2001
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Seems to be the first book that truly begins to cover the New York Crowd with any thoroughness...would truly like to have seen representative works by all the painters covered (perhaps in a series of addenda???) Otherwise an invaluable book for reference of that most fruitful ten years in American (and perhaps world) art history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GiovanniGF on January 15, 2010
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I'm grateful to have found this book. By covering so many lesser-known artists and giving them as much space as the usual suspects (Pollock, De Kooning et al.), Herskovic gives a much rounder idea of the American Abstract Expressionist scene than any other survey I've seen. The only drawback is its price (I would love a more affordable paperback version) but I do plan on buying her other two volumes in the near future. Highly recommended.
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Very pleased with this book, good quality reproductions, and a useful source of information on the New York painting in the 1950's. Most publications on Abstract Expressionist painting focus on a small number of the artists who been identified as the leaders of the style, what is valuable here to me is that this book gives a better view of what the overall scene may have looked like to viewers at the time.
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