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This edition published in by Museum of Modern Art, Distributed in the U. S. by Distributed Art Publishers in New York.

Written in English

504 pages

Overview: Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date.

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Overview: Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date.

De Kooning, a retrospective

This edition published in by Museum of Modern Art, Distributed in the U. S. by Distributed Art Publishers in New York.


Edition Description

Overview: Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Space to paint / John Elderfield
Chapter 1: Early Work / Lauren Mahony:
Chronology: 1904-1937 / Delphine Huisinga
Dutch still lifes
Early New York still lifes
WPA and related works
Chapter 2: Men, Women, And Interiors / Jennifer Field:
Chronology: 1938-1945 / Delphine Huisinga
Portrait drawings
Paintings of men
First woman series
Methods and materials: Queen of Hearts / Susan F Lake
Abstractions
Chapter 3: Pink Angels To Black-And-Whites / John Elderfield:
Chronology: 1946-1948 / Delphine Huisinga
Pink Lady, Pink Angels
Around Judgment Day
Methods and materials: Judgment Day / Susan F Lake
Men and women, and women without men
Grotesque, ludicrous and fearful
De Koonig's first solo exhibition
Methods and materials: Painting / Jim Coddington
Outright 'abstract' painter
Chapter 4: Around Excavation / Lauren Mahony:
Chronology: 1948-1950 / Delphine Huisinga
At Black Mountain
Second woman series
Methods and materials: Woman / Susan F Lake
Enormous deed
Methods and materials: Excavation / Jim Coddington
Works on paper
Chapter 5: Woman To Landscape / John Elderfield:
Chronology: 1950-1956 / Delphine Huisinga
Beginnings of woman I
Woman I continued; Woman II and Woman III
Methods of materials: Woman II / Jim Coddington
Theme of the woman
Woman and landscape
Methods and materials: Easter Monday / Susan F Lake
Chapter 6: Full Arm Sweep / Jennifer Field:
Chronology: 1957-1963 / Delphine Huisinga
Transition
Abstract parkway landscapes
Black and white
Abstract pastoral landscapes
Methods and materials: Door to the river / Susan F Lake
Chapter 7: Starting Over In Springs / Lauren Mahony:
Chronology: 1964-1969 / Delphine Huisinga
Figures in water
Methods and materials: Woman, Sag Harbor / Susan F Lake
Works on paper
Figures in landscape
Chapter 8: New Directions / Jennifer Field:
Chronology: 1969-1978 / Delphine Huisinga
Hollander workshop
Sculpture
Kind of transfiguration
Methods and materials: Whose name was writ in water / Jim Coddington
Chapter 9: Late Paintings / John Elderfield:
Chronology: 1979-1997 / Delphine Huisinga
Ribbons
White paintings
Garden paintings
Methods and materials: Rider (Untitled VII) / Jim Coddington
List of references
Index of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art.

Edition Notes

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition de Kooning: a retrospective, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (September 18, 2011-January 9, 2012), organized by John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Retrospective

Classifications

Library of Congress
N6537.D43 A4 2011, N6537.D43A4 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
504 p. :
Number of pages
504

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25289859M
ISBN 10
0870707973, 0870707981
ISBN 13
9780870707971, 9780870707988
LC Control Number
2011934327
OCLC/WorldCat
727701615

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