- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: Natl Gallery of Art; 3rd printing edition (April 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0894682296
- ISBN-13: 978-0894682292
- Package Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.3 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,417,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Rothko 3rd printing Edition
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Rothko's most famous paintings are profoundly contemplative works, rectangles of vibrant color that seem lit from within and that are full of subtle energy and life, like the sky or the surface of a lake. This handsome retrospective catalog of his work, which includes his early representational paintings as well as his harmonic abstractions, has been published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition of his work and contains more than 100 colorplates. Weiss has wisely placed the art before the commentary, allowing readers to absorb the quiet impact of Rothko's work before seeking explanations of the man and his still controversial creations in essays by Weiss, John Cage, Barbara Novak and Brian O'Doherty, and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro. Interviews with painters Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter, and Robert Ryman attest to Rothko's tremendous influence, and a detailed chronology tracks his rise to prominence, his steadily deteriorating health, and his suicide in 1970. Weiss' book succeeds in embracing the beauty, mystery, and sorrow of Rothko's vision. Donna Seaman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jeffrey Weiss is associate curator of twentieth-century art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Popular Culture of Modern Art: Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-Gardism, 1909-1917, published by Yale University Press. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top customer reviews
I was able to view three of his pieces at the Chicago Art Institute. One of
the paintings at the Institute was a transitional piece that I had just been
studying, so to my surprise I was delighted. When I receive a book I rarely
know if it will have color plates. This book and all of the research is the
best I have found on Rothko. After twenty years of reprentational art, it
will be a focus of the colors of Rothko that I may be using in my workings
back to abstract. This is a large book, it is a heavy paperback and has
many, many pages to puruse. I have enjoyed it abundantly. Also the history
is useful in the tranistion of his work. A+ joe Coon A.K.A. artist joemonroe
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