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  • The Art of Mark Rothko
  • Mark Rothko: The Art of Transcendence
  • Mark Rothko  in Close-Up
  • The Art of Frank Stella
  • Frank Stella: From Minimalism to Maxmimalism
  • Frank Stella in Close-Up
  • Brice Marden
  • Jasper Johns
  • Maurice Sendak and the Art of Children's Book Illustration
  • Maurice Sendak in Close-Up
  • Colorfield Painting
  • Minimal Art and Artists in the 1960s and After
  • Postwar Art
  • Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Painting
  • Sex in Art: Pornography and Pleasure in Painting and Sculpture
  • Land Art: A Complete Guide
  • Land Art In the U.S.A.
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    The Art of Mark Rothko


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    by Julia Davis

    Surveying all of the work of the celebrated American painter, from the early post-Surrealist figurative works, the 'multiform', cloud-like paintings of the Forties and Fifties, to the murals series and 'Rothko Chapels' in Houston, Harvard and the Tate Gallery; and finally, the late grey, brown and black works of the Sixties. Davis places Rothko within modern art - Surrealism, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, colourfield, 'cool art' and Minimalism - and with his contemporary artists: Newman, de Kooning, Gottlieb, Pollock,  Still, Avery, Motherwell, Johns, Stella.
     
     

    Painters Series  Notes, illustrations (b/w & colour) & bibliography. 145pp  ISBN 1-86171-040-2  £14.99 / $23.50   forthcoming
     
     
     
     



     
     

    Mark Rothko

    The Art of Transcendence


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    by Julia Davis

    Mark Rothko (1903-1970, born Marcus Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Russia) is one of the great 20th century American artists. A huge amount of material that has grown up around Rothko. Like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci, Mark Rothko has been lionized by hundreds of art critics. Rothko remains a greatly admired painter.

    Abstract art of the Mark Rothko kind ? the colourfield skeins of Morris Louis, or the black stripes of polychrome shaped canvases of Frank Stella, or the bold, black, calligraphic brushstrokes of Franz Kline ? has yet to become as widely accepted as Gustav Klimt’s nudes or Sandro Botticelli’s Madonnas. In the art world itself, though, Mark Rothko is a highly celebrated painter. He appears in the 20th century Olympian pantheon alongside Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

    Mark Rothko’s art has been seen by critics as ‘transcendent’ (Ashton, Robertson), ‘a sort of spiritual Stonehenge’ (Brookner), ‘lavish self-indulgence’ (Kozloff), ‘Dionysian’ (Hobbs), ‘sensuous and and spiritual’ (Waldman), ‘enormous, beautiful, opaque surfaces’ (Selz), ‘enigmatic, gripping presence’ (Goldwater), ‘incandescent color’ (Greenberg), ‘haunting’ (Sylvester), ‘visionary simplicity’ (Sandler) and ‘tinted hallucinatory cloth’ (de Kooning). For poet John Ashbery, Rothko ‘seems to eliminate criticism’.

    Julia Davis covers Rothko's development from the post-Surrealist semi-figurative works through the radiant canvases of the 1950s, with their floating 'clouds' or 'forms', to the intensity and religiosity of the late mural sequences, the so-called 'Rothko chapels' of Houston, Harvard and the Tate Modern.

    A new edition, with a new introduction and bibliography, and many more illustrations.
     
     

    Painters Series   New 4th edition   Illustrations, bibliography, notes   140pp
     

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    Mark Rothko in Close-Up

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    by Julia Davis

    This new book surveys all of the work of the celebrated American painter Mark Rothko up close.
    Taking in every period of Rothko’s artistic career, from the early post-Surrealist figurative works, the ‘multiform’, cloud-like paintings of the Forties and Fifties, to the mature works: the big commissions and murals series and the ‘Rothko Chapels’ in Houston, Harvard and the Tate Gallery, London. Finally, to the late grey, brown and black works of the Sixties.
    Juila Davis sites Rothko within modern art - Surrealism, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, colourfield, post-painterly abstraction and Minimalism - and beside his contemporary artists: Newman, de Kooning, Gottlieb, Pollock, Still, Avery, Motherwell, Johns and Stella.
     
     

    Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   119pp  ISBN 1-86171-074-7  £19.99 / $32.00   forthcoming
     



     
     

    The Art of Frank Stella


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    by James Pearson

    A new study of the American abstract painter born in 1936, from the celebrated Black Paintings of 1959, through the Minimalist Copper and Aluminium paintings of the early Sixties, the exuberant Protractor series, the 3-dimensional Polish Village, Exotic Birds and Brazilian 'maximalist' works of the 1980s and 1990s. Employing the most up-to-date art criticism of Stella. Pearson also looks at Stella's contemporaries: Johns, Rauschenberg, Noland, Olitski, Louis, Ryman, Marden, Rothko and Newman among others.
     
     

    Painters Series  Notes, illustrations (b/w & colour) & bibliography. 153pp  ISBN 1-86171-038-9   £14.99 / $23.50   forthcoming
     



     
     

    Frank Stella

    American Abstract Artist


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    by James Pearson

    A study of the American abstract artist Frank Stella (b. 1936), surveying his career from the famous Black Paintings of the late 1950s up to the present.

    Frank Stella has become become among America’s premier contemporary artists. Unlike many contemporary artists, Stella has always worked in abstraction. His art is irrepressible, daring, hugely enjoyable, and refreshingly angst-free.
    This book begins with the celebrated Black Paintings of 1959, moves on through the Minimalist Copper and Aluminium paintings of the early Sixties, to the exuberant Protractor series, the expansion into three dimensions in the 1970s, and closing with the 3-dimensional Polish Village, Exotic Birds and Brazilian ‘maximalist’ works of the 1980s and 1990s.

    Employing the most up-to-date art criticism of Frank Stella, James Pearson also looks at Stella’s contemporaries: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Morris Louis, Robert Ryman, Brice Marden, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman among others.

    A new edition, completely rewritten, and many more illustrations.
     
     

    Painters Series   New 4th edition   Illustrations, bibliography, notes   132pp
     

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    Frank Stella in Close-Up

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    by James Pearson

    An in-depth exploration of the American abstract painter. Born in 1936, Stella went on to become among America’s premier contemporary artists. Unlike many 20th century artists, Stella has always worked in abstraction. His art is irrepressible, daring, hugely enjoyable, and refreshingly angst-free.
    This book begins with the celebrated Black Paintings of 1959, moves on through the Minimalist Copper and Aluminium paintings of the early Sixties, to the exuberant Protractor series, the expansion into three dimensions in the 1970s, and closing with the 3-dimensional Polish Village, Exotic Birds and Brazilian ‘maximalist’ works of the 1980s and 1990s.
    Employing the most up-to-date art criticism of Frank Stella, Pearson also looks at Stella’s contemporaries: Johns, Rauschenberg, Noland, Olitski, Louis, Ryman, Marden, Rothko and Newman among others.
     
     

    Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   122pp  ISBN 1-86171-075-5  £19.99 / $32.00   forthcoming
     
     


    Brice Marden


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    by Laura Garrard

    The American artist Brice Marden (b. 1938) is one of the great contemporary painters.

    Brice Marden's first works were the Minimalist monochrome panels of the 1960s, large, austere, 'implacable' oil and wax paintings characterized by a precise coolness. In 1975 Marden had a one-man show at the Guggenheim Museum.
    Laura Garrard looks at Marden's artistic career, from the early works, the multi-panel works of the 1970s, the Sea Paintings, Grove Group, Greek and landscape works, and the 'Annunciation Series' and Thira.
    In the 1980s, Brice Marden developed a 'calligraphic' or 'Oriental' art, which appeared in many prints as well as large canvases.

    Brice Marden studied at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, and Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1961. That year, he worked at Yale Norfolk Summer School in Connecticut. In 1963 he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Yale University at New Haven. He moved to New York City, and worked as a guard in the Jewish Museum. At this time he was married to Pauline Baez, the sister of Joan Baez, the singer, and had a son, Nicholas.

    This is the only full-length appraisal available. Fully illustrated, with new illustrations. This book has been revised.
     

    Painters Series   Illustrations, bibliography, notes   196pp

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    Jasper Johns


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    by L.M. Poole

    Jasper Johns is one of the most poignant and sensual of postwar artists, whose works command some of the highest prices for a living artist. Johns is the creator of the famous flags, targets, ale cans, numbers and letters series. Poole traces Johns' development from the Rauschenberg era to the multi-part Season paintings of the 1980s.

    American artist Jasper Johns was born in 1930 in Augusta, Georgia, and  grew up in Allendale, South Carolina. He moved to New York City in 1949,  where he remained for much of his life (more recently he has lived in  Connecticut). Johns was associated with artists such as Marcel Duchamp,  one of his heroes, and Robert Rauschenberg, with whom he lived in 1950s.  His ?rst solo show was in 1958 (at Leo Castelli in Gotham). Johns has  become one of the U.S.A.’s premier artists, guaranteed a mention in any  critical study or art history book of modern art and contemporary art,  American art, and avant garde art.
    Jasper Johns’ reputation was greatly enhanced in the late Eighties by  the boom in the economics of the art world: on November 9, 1988, Johns’  White Flag fetched $7 million in a sale of the Burton and Emily Tremaine  collection. Johns’ False Start went for $17 million the following day, from  Victor W. Ganz’s collection. These were huge prices for a living artist.
    Jasper Johns works very closely with his paintings, becoming absorbed  totally in the surfaces, as a his friend Michael Crichton wrote:
     

    when he is working, Jasper is totally concentrated on those surfaces. He lives  in those surfaces. The surfaces are his whole world, they are everything. He  loses himself in them. They are everything.


    Jasper Johns works intuitively, instinctively: ‘One works without thinking  how to work,’ he has said. And: ‘I have no ideas about what the paintings  imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just  paints paintings without a conscious reason.’ Johns has faith in the power  of the unconscious: it would work out what needed to be done: ‘The thing  is, if you believe in the unconscious - and I do - there's room for all kinds  of possibilities that I don't know how you prove one way or another.’
     
     

    Painters Series   Bibliography, illustrations, notes   New, revised edition   80pp

    ISBN 9781861712905    £5.99 / $8.99
     


    Maurice Sendak

    and the Art of Children’s Book Illustration


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    by L.M. Poole

    Maurice Sendak is the widely acclaimed American children's book author and illustrator. This critical study focusses on his famous trilogy, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, as well as the early works and Sendak's superb depictions of Grimm's fairy tales in The Juniper Tree. L.M. Poole begins with a chapter on children's book illustration, in particular the treatment of fairy tales. Sendak's work is situated within the history of children's book illustration, and he is compared with many contemporary authors.
    There is also a chapter on Sendak and Walt Disney, later works such as Dear Mili, and a discussion of Sendak and other book illustrators.
     

    This new edition includes a new introduction, a new bibliography and many more illustrations.

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations    264pp
     

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    Maurice Sendak in Close-Up

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    by L.M. Poole

    Just about the best children’s book author and illustrator of recent times, if not the most significant, Maurice Sendak ranks alongside Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel) as one of America’s biggest talents in the world of children’s picture books. Now he’s having the Hollywood blockbuster treatment, with the release of Where the Wild Are, it’s a good time to reappraise the art of this astonishingly inventive book artist.
    And it’s not only Maurice Sendak that Hollywood is turning to in its hunt for more children’s fantasy literature: two huge recent movies, The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat, are based on Dr Seuss ? and there’s Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, of course (with C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series on the way).
     
     

    Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   132pp  ISBN 1-86171-076-3  £19.99 / $32.00   forthcoming
     


    Colorfield Painting

    Minimal, Cool, Hard Edge, Serial and Post-Painterly Abstract Art of the Sixties to the Present


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    by Stuart Morris

    A new study of Sixties post-painterly abstraction, also known as colorfield, ABC, Serial, Process, systematic, minimal or 'hard edge' painting.
    Painting in the 1960s produced some of art’s most lyrical and distinctive works: it was termed Colorfield, Hard Edge, Minimal,  and post-painterly abstraction, and was linked with Pop Art, Op (or optical) Art, chromatic art, kinetic abstraction, wholistic art, pure-painting, geometric abstraction, ABC Art, Cool Art, Non-gestural Painting, Non- Relationalism, Abstract Mannerism and Abstract Sublime painting.
    The painters linked in this new study with 'Colorfield', 'Hard Edge' 'Minimal' and 'Post-Painterly Abstraction' painting include Minimal artists such as Brice Marden, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt and Robert Ryman; Colorfield painters such as Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Sam Gilliam and Morris Louis; post-painterly abstractionists such as Frank Stella, David Novros, Richard Diebenkorn, Al Held, Jo Baer and Jules Olitski; and Hard Edge painters such as Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Mangold, Joseph Albers and Elisabeth Murray.
    Colorfield, Minimal, Hard Edge and Post-Painterly Abstract painting had a distinctly American (and New York) flavour to it, even if it was not produced in America or by US artists. In Bruce Glaser's "Questions to Andre and Judd", Donald Judd continually stressed the point that the new (Minimal) art was definitely American and non-European. The New World not the Old World. Time and again Judd insisted that the new art was to trying to get away from the European tradition. 'It suits me fine if that's all down the drain', Judd said. 'I'm totally uninterested in European art and I think it's over with.'
    Many of the Colorfield and Sixties painters have made extremely brilliantly colorful works in the 1960s, then turned back to the sombre colors of grey and black in the late 1980s and 1990s. Painters such as Brice Marden, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns and Jules Olitski are ambiguous about saturated color: they moved back and forth from monochrome greys and blacks to full color. In the late 1980s and the 1990s, painters such as Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons moved from bright color to muted monochrome. Mid-1990s works by Frank Stella were unpainted, using instead the natural colors of metal and wood; Brice Marden turned from his luscious monochromes of the 1970s and 1980s to the black-and-white of Chinese calligraphy in the Cold Mountain series and other works.

    AUTHOR’S NOTE: There are chapters on each of the key painters of the 1960s, whose works continue to inspire and entertain. I have revised the book for this edition, bringing it up to date. I hope readers will discover some new insights into many of their favourite artists.
     
     

    The third edition has been completely rewritten and updated. Includes many new illustrations.
     

    Painters Series   Notes, illustrations (including colour) & bibliography. 220pp    Large format

    Paperback     ISBN 1-86171-026-7  £19.99 / $29.99

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    Minimal Art and Artists in the 1960s and After


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    by Laura Garrard

    All of the main practitioners and theoreticians of the still-influential 1960s Minimal art movement and style are studied here: Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Frank Stella, Robert Ryman, Robert Smithson, Brice Marden, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and many land artists.
    There are chapters on Minimal aesthetics; Minimal painting and painters; Minimal sculptors and sculpture; and  Minimal art and land artists.
    Minimal artists studied in this book also include Agnes Martin, Hans Haacke, Piero Manzoni, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold and Tony Smith.
    Probably the premier Minimal artist (and philosopher) is Donald Judd; Judd stands at the centre of Minimal art, and no account of Minimalism is complete without placing Judd in the foreground. Judd is such an inspiring and provocative artist; his works form some of the most significant art of the past 50 years.
    Some Minimalists have been taken up by feminists as icons (Eva Hesse). Some continued to work in mainly Minimal art throughout their careers (Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Carl Andre), while others moved into Process art (Robert Morris), Conceptual art (Hans Haacke), performance art, body art, installation art, and feminist art (Judy Chicago). Some dipped in and out of Minimal art (Gerhard Richter). These artists, and the art they produced, form the main subject of this book.
    Terms for Minimalism like ‘reductionist’, ‘Rejective Art’, ‘non-hierarchical’, ‘non-relational’, ‘non-anthropomorphic’, ‘Gestalt’, ‘environmental’, ‘Serial’, ‘Cool art’, ‘Know-Nothing Nihilism’ and ‘Idiot Art’, were also employed. As Harold Rosenberg pointed out, few art movements had so many terms applied to it, and so many different definitions. For an art that was supposed to be about all things ‘minimal’, it attracted a lot of discussion. ‘The rule applied is: The less there is to see, the more there is to say’.
    Many of the chief Minimal artists were not only artists, they also wrote plenty, publishing articles in the art magazines (Artforum, Art In America, Arts Magazine, Avalanche ? all the ‘A’s ? were among the chief art mags of the era). The Minimalists who theorized at length on art included Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Ad Reinhardt, Dan Flavin, Robert Smithson and Carl Andre; they were well-known for their written statements. Indeed, their essays and articles have become some of the key texts of the era (rather than the critics, or the patrons, or novelists, journalists and writers).
     

    AUTHOR’S NOTE: I have completely rewritten and revised this new (3rd) edition of Minimal Art and Artists. It includes new material, and I’ve updated the book. There are also new illus
     

    Painters Series   Notes, illustrations (including colour) & bibliography. 232pp    Large format

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    Postwar Art


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    by George Knighton

    A comprehensive survey of painting, sculpture, performance art and installations, taking in Abstract Expressionism, land art, Superrealism, Conceptual art, ABC or Process Art, Pop Art, the New Figuration, and artists such as Warhol, Oldenburg, Koons, Johns, Oulton, Hesse, Kahlo, Smith, Hockney, Mapplethorpe, Kitaj, Morris, Kiefer, Schnabel, Judd, Serra and Horn.
     
     

    Bibliography, illustrations, notes  124pp  ISBN 1-898283-07-9  £11.99 / $18.00
     



     
     

    Glorification

    Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Painting


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    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    A study of the iconography, symbolism, abstraction and mythopoeia in Renaissance and modern art. Nine painters are explored in detail: Renaissance masters Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, Hans Memling, Leonardo da Vinci, Andrea del Sarto, and 20th century American abstract artists Brice Marden and Ad Reinhardt, whose Black Paintings mark the end of one path of religious art. Chapters include discussions of abstraction and figuration in sacred art; the hermeneutics of space, light, colour and abstraction; the iconology of the Virgin Mary, Christ and angels; the symbolism of geometry, numerology and colour.

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     
     

    Painters Series  With full index, bibliography and lists of over 650 artworks cited. Illustrated.  220pp  New, second edition   ISBN 1-871846-27-7    £15.99 / $25.00
     



     
     

    Sex in Art

    Pornography and Pleasure in the History of Art: Special Edition


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    by Cassidy Hughes

    A comprehensive and detailed survey of erotic art from ancient times to the modern era.

    All of the major erotic artists of the Western tradition are analyzed (Egon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Thomas Rowlandson, Pablo Picasso, Titian, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops, Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, and Eric Gill).
    Other chapters include erotica in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Oriental erotic art (Taoist and Tantric art from China, Japan and India), gender and eroticism in Renaissance art, and the sensuality of sculpture. Each chapter contains illustrations. A discussion of the complex relationship between art and pornography provides the central critical axis for this challenging book. Each of the major views on erotica and porn are examined, from each political persuasion and argument. There are also chapters on censorship, on feminism, and the relation of erotic art to erotic literature.
    There are individual sections on many of the key erotic artists, such as Michelangelo Buonaroti, Leonardo da Vinci, Eric Gill, Gustave Moreau, the Surrealists, Jasper Johns, Constantin Brancusi, Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt.

    Cassidy Hughes is a writer and photographer. His previous books include Images of India (1982), Petrarch, Dante and the Troubadours (1992) and Sex in Art (1993). His photographs have been exhibited in London, Rome, Hong Kong and New York (among others). He lives near St Just in West Penwith, Cornwall.
     

    This new, special (4th) edition contains many new illustrations (some of which are rare), a new introduction and bibliography.
    The text has been completely revised and updated.
     

    Bibliography, index, 158 illustrations  New, special edition  464pp

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    Land Art
    A Complete Guide To Landscape, Environmental, Earthworks, Nature, Sculpture and Installation Art

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    by William Malpas

    A new book on land art.

    Chapters on land artists such as Robert Smithson, Walter de Maria, Christo, Michael Heizer, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy. All of the major practitioners of land and environmental art are discussed, as well as the key concepts and themes.
     
     

    Sculptors Series.    35 b/w, 2 colour illustrations.   314 pages.  First edition.
     

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    Land Art In the U.S.A.

    A Complete Guide To Landscape, Environmental, Earthworks, Nature, Sculpture and Installation Art In the United States

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    by William Malpas

    A new, fully-illustrated book on land art in the United States of America, including Robert Smithson, Walter de Maria, Michael Heizer, Alice Aycock, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss and Dennis Oppenheim.

    All of the major practitioners of land and environmental art in the U.S. are discussed, and there are chapters on artists who have come to the U.S. to make art - including Andy Goldsworthy, Christo and Richard Long.
     
     

    Sculptors Series.    146 illustrations.   304 pages.    First edition.
     

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  • Mark Rothko: The Art of Transcendence
  • Mark Rothko  in Close-Up
  • The Art of Frank Stella
  • Frank Stella: From Minimalism to Maxmimalism
  • Frank Stella in Close-Up
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  • Jasper Johns
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