VG, DJ shows shelf wear. Beige cloth boards with blue and white DJ, 260 pp, 270 illustrations including 131 in color and 5 fold outs. This abundantly illustrated volume, by the late Harold Rosenberg, dean of American art critics, brings together for the first time reproductions in color of almost every one of Newman's paintings, as well as most of the drawings, watercolors, works in mixed media, sculpture, etchings, lithographs, and architecture. Rosenberg's interpretive essay amphasizes the spirituality and metaphysical quality of Newman's art, and it shows how Newman's personae as a citizen, polemicist, man of impeccable taste, and metaphysician molded his artistic personality and led to the extraordinary series The Stations of the Cross and to the superb final paintings. More than most other American artists Newman influenced the course of art in the 1960s and 1970s. His enduring achievement--perhaps the greatest monument to artistic integrity ever created in the United States--is presented chronologically in this volume, medium by medium. Newman's statement of his life and art is fully assembled here, and his radiant paintings and colors shine forth from almost every page in a blaze of transcendent light.
Fair in Good jacket. Ex-library with typical markings/stickers; endpapers with tape marks; rear free endpaper with some roughness/chipping from sticker removal; dust jacket in plastic sleeve taped to boards.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 260 pages 270 illustrations 131 in full color, 5 fold-outs. Some soiling and shelf wear to the bottom edge with a crease to the front free endpaper. Previous owner's name to the front, inside board. Some chipping and soiling to the dustjacket cover now protected with a Mylar cover. List of Plates. Appendix. List of Exhibitions. Bibliography and Index.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 260 pages 270 illustrations 131 in full color, 5 fold-outs. Previous owner's name rubberstamped on title page, top right-hand corner. Some minor residue to the inside front board where I assume previous owners bookplate appeared otherwise fine. List of Plates. Appendix. List of Exhibitions. Bibliography and Index.
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