In his 30-year career, Brice Marden (b. 1938) has changed the look of abstraction. Remarkably, he has done it not once, but twice: first in the 1960s ... Show synopsis In his 30-year career, Brice Marden (b. 1938) has changed the look of abstraction. Remarkably, he has done it not once, but twice: first in the 1960s, with his solid forms and muted tonalities, and later with the calligraphic imagery that culminated in the Cold Mountain series. In this book, it becomes clear that Marden's innovative concepts began and evolved through his drawings. This elegant book accompanies an exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art's collection of 52 Brice Marden drawings, the largest in the world, and offers the most thorough examination of the drawings to date. Janie C. Lee surveys Marden's remarkable graphic achievements, and her revealing interview with the artist explores his interplay of technique and subject matter, sources of inspiration, and the role drawings play in his oeuvre. The exquisite colorplates reproduce each drawing, as well as the 34 pages in Marden's Workbook -- Hydra, Tampere, N.Y.C., Bucks Co. This 1987-88 travel sketchbook offers a visual diary of the artist's thoughts and observations of the world around him.