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Abstract expressionism

Abstract expressionism

Anfam, David, editor; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, host institution; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), host institution

Abstract expressionism is arguably the most important art movement since the Second World War. Because the images created by such leading figures as Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko were so extraordinary, it is often thought to have been a revolution in painting only, but its radical spirit also encompassed David Smith's sculpture and Aaron Siskind s photography. In this concise account, David Anfam examines the movement in terms of its political implications and cultural context, taking into account a wealth of recent scholarship on the subject and offering fresh insight into the works themselves

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Royal Academy of Arts, [2016]

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  • All Saints – One available in Exhibition Catalogue 709.04052/ANF

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Statement of responsibility: edited by David Anfam
ISBN: 1910350303, 9781910350300
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Royal Academy of Arts, London, 24th September 2016-2nd January, 2017, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 3rd February-4th June, 2017.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 317 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 31 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Abstract impressionism.; Art, American 20th century.

Author note

David Anfamis author of the now-standard 1990 textbook Abstract Expressionism.

Susan Davidsonis a senior curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Jeremy Lewisonis former director of collections at Tate.

Carter Ratcliffis an art critic, writer, and poet, and the author of numerous books on art.