Figuring Jasper Johns


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The matter of meaning, for painter and viewer alike, is crucial to this book, a deeply felt and richly considered attempt to come to terms with one of the most challenging artists of our day. An illuminating look at an enigmatic painter, Figuring Jasper Johns also provides a way of approaching American art of the 1950s and 1960s. Fred Orton's reading of John's oeuvre focuses on three key works - Untitled (1972), Flag (1954-55), and Painted Bronze (1960). Adroitly combining formal theoretical analyses and historical ...

Figuring Jasper Johns 2005, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674301177


Figuring Jasper Johns 2004, Reaktion Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780948462580

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