Abstract Expressionism (Hardcover)
Abstract Expressionism will forever be associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1950s New York. Artists injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and color. This bold publication and the major exhibition it accompanies seek to reevaluate the movement, making the case that far from being unified, Abstract Expressionism was in fact complex and ever-changing. The volume includes works by the most celebrated artists associated with the movement--not just Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning, but also Kline, Newman, Still, Smith, Reinhardt and Gorky. Sculptors such as David Smith and photographers such as Aaron Siskind are also represented. With texts by well-known experts in the field, this is a landmark publication.
About the Author
David Anfam is author of the now-standard 1990 textbook Abstract Expressionism.Susan Davidson is a senior curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.Jeremy Lewison is former director of collections at Tate.Carter Ratcliff is an art critic, writer, and poet, and the author of numerous books on art.