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Title Art in America, 1945-1970 : writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism / Jed Perl, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Library of America, [2014]
[New York] : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Random House Inc. : and in Canada by Penguin Random House Canada Ltd.
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Description xxvii, 867 pages, [32] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 21 cm.
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Series The Library of America ; 259
Library of America ; 259.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 833-848) and index.
Contents My painting / Jackson Pollock -- The romantics were prompted ; Two statements from The tiger's eye / Mark Rothko -- The first man was an artist ; The sublime is now ; Ohio, 1949 / Barnett Newman -- Art of this century / Peggy Guggenheim -- (from) The amazing and invariable Beauford Delaney / Henry Miller -- Introduction to Helen Levitt's A way of seeing / James Agee -- Journals, 1948-50 / Charles Burchfield -- Mondrian, Kleenex, and you / Robert M. Coates -- The Renaissance and order ; What abstract art means to me / Willem de Kooning -- The thirties ; Willem de Kooning ; Katz: collage, cutout, cut-up ; The silence at night ; "At first sight, not Pollock, Kline scared" ; "Alex Katz paints his north window" / Edwin Denby -- Jackson Pollock: the infinite labyrinth / Parker Tyler -- Elie Nadelman: sculptor of the dance / Lincoln Kirstein -- An appreciation / Tennessee Williams -- (from) Evil under the sun / Anton Myrer -- (from) The search for the real in the visual arts / Hans Hofmann -- Review of an exhibition of Willem de Kooning ; The role of nature in modern painting ; "American-type" painting ; Modernist painting / Clement Greenberg -- Statement ; An open letter to an art critic / Clyfford Still -- An alphabetical guide to modern art ; Alphabetical guide no.2 ; Acrostic for Jackson Pollock / Dwight Ripley -- Black or white ; What abstract art means to me / Robert Motherwell -- Robert Motherwell ; Adolph Gottlieb / Weldon Kees -- Reminiscence and reverie / Mark Tobey -- The visionary painting of Morris Graves / Kenneth Rexroth -- Painting in the American grain / William Carlos Williams -- Robert Andrew Parker / Marianne Moore -- (from) Action on West Fifty-Third Street / Dwight Macdonald -- The American action painters ; Parable of American painting ; Evidences ; Mobile, theatrical, active / Harold Rosenberg -- An academy of risk / Mary McCarthy -- A cahier leaf ; Statement ; Four excerpts from a journal / Jack Tworkov -- Joan Mitchell / Irving Sandler -- (from) An emotional memoir of Franz Kline / Fielding Dawson -- (from) The recognitions / William Gaddis -- Introduction to Robert Frank's The Americans / Jack Kerouac -- On Richard Avedon / Truman Capote -- Statement / Aaron Siskind -- Against abstract expressionism / Randall Jarrell -- Excerpts from an unfinished manuscript titled "Art" / John Graham -- Toward meta-form / Alfred Russell -- From the diaries / Joseph Cornell -- What abstract art means to me / Alexander Calder -- (from) The shape of content / Ben Shahn -- (from) A sculptor's world / Isamu Noguchi -- Tapestry / Anni Albers -- The landscape ; The question-what is your hope ; The question-what are your influences- ; "there is something rather noble about junk" ; Dream / David Smith -- Four soldiers; a sculpture in iron by David Smith / Howard Nemerov -- An artist's words ; On the creative process ; Form / Louise Bourgeois -- Piero della Francesca: the impossibility of painting ; Faith, hope and Impossibility / Philip Guston -- Philip Guston: the last painter ; Give my regards to Eighth Street / Morton Feldman -- Abstract art refuses ; Art-as-art / Ad Reinhardt -- Harry Callahan: a note ; John Chamberlain ; On the road: notes on artists and poets 1950-1965 / Robert Creeley -- Pure paints a picture : Painting a portrait of the President / Elaine de Kooning -- The liberating quality of avant-garde art ; On the humanity of abstract painting / Meyer Schapiro -- The creative act ; Apropos of "Readymades" / Marcel Duchanp -- Statement ; From the journals, 1952 / Grace Hartigan -- Why I am not a painter ; David Smith: the color of steel ; Art chronicle I ; Larry Rivers: a memoir / Frank O'Hara -- Life among the stones / Larry Rivers -- Statement on Poetics ; The painting of Jane Freilicher ; Short reviews from Art News / James Schuyler -- (from) Beyond the machine / Calvin Tomkins -- At the museum of modern art / May Swenson -- The legacy of Jackson Pollock / Allan Kaprow -- Happenings: an art of radical juxtaposition / Susan Sontag -- On the painter Beauford Delaney / James Baldwin -- Bruce Conner: a new sensibility ; Joan Brown / Philip Leider -- A visit with Sam Rodia / Kate Steinitz -- Letter to Jerry Reilly / Jess -- (from) Iconographical extensions / Robert Duncan -- Three letters / H. C. Westermann -- The abstract sublime / Robert Rosenblum -- Month in review, January 1962 ; Franz Kline (1910-1962) ; Philip Pearlstein and the new philistinism / Sidney Tillim -- Jasper Johns: stories and ideas / John Cage -- Statement ; Sketchbook notes / Jasper Johns -- Statement / Robert Rauschenberg -- Contemporary art and the plight of its public / Leo Steinberg -- What is pop art? ; (from) The philosophy of Andy Warhol / Andy Warhol -- (from) Store days / Claes Oldenburg -- The new American "Sign Painters" / Gene R. Swenson -- Junkdump fair surveyed / John Bernard Myers -- The paintings of E. E. Cummings ; Richard Stankiewicz ; John Graham ; Against idealism ; Joseph Cornell ; A painter obsessed by blue / Fairfield Porter -- Edward Hopper: an American vision / Hilton Kramer -- The art of Romare Bearden / Ralph Ellison -- Painting as painting / Louis Finkelstein -- The battle of Paris, strip-tease and Trotsky: some non-scenic travel notes / Thomas B. Hess -- ABC art / Barbara Rose -- Local history ; Specific objects / Donald Judd -- Allusion and illusion in Donald Judd / Rosalind Krauss -- The crystal land / Robert Smithson -- New York letter: Warhol ; Art and objecthood / Michael Fried -- Andy Warhol in Paris ; Joan Mitchell ; Leland Bell ; The invisible avant-garde / John Ashbery.
Summary An invigorating panorama of art writing from a crucial quarter century, adding vital context with incisive commentaries.
Subject Art, American -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Art, American -- 20th century -- Sources.
Art criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Abstract expressionism.
Pop art.
Minimal art.
Added Author Perl, Jed, editor.
ISBN 159853310X (hardback)
9781598533101 (hardback)

 
    
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