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No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paperback – April 15, 2005

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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Guggenheim Museum (April 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892073268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892073269
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,863,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Henry Berry on April 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
The German subtitle translates "works on papers." The three essays in German discuss the tools, materials, and techniques Pollock used for his art works on paper. The third essay has photographs of pencils, felt-tip pens, and eye droppers this major modern artist used in creating such works. Seventy-eight are pictured in color one per page in chronological order in one gallery-like section of this larger, rectangular-shaped book. Pollock's works are familiar, and need no general commentary. The more-focused, particularly revealing artistic theme of the essays is Pollock's liberty with lines, or edges. As the numerous works on paper show, his progress in this technique and impulse gave him unprecedented freedom and novelty as an artist. One follows the expansion of Pollock's liberty with line and corresponding new dimensions of artistic freedom over the course of this time. Early, roughly representational works and others indicating the probable influence of Miro and de Kooning lead to the more complex, abstract art that is regarded as typifying Pollock. The chronological presentation and analytic essays (in German) allow one to gain a particularly revealing understanding of the artistic achievement of this groundbreaking modern artist. The work is the catalog for an exhibition of these works of Pollock's that was in Germany and is in New York until the Fall 2005.
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A great introduction to the drawings of Jackson Pollock. The essays help to contextualize the drawings. Not many know that he essentially drew as much as he painted. Beautiful reproductions and of course, amazing work. His work is more than just the "drip" paintings. There is a mastery and a command of the random that is truly awe-inspiring. You wonder what he might have produced if he had lived longer.
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