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Title:
Birth of the cool : American painting from Georgia O'Keeffe to Christopher Wool
Author:
Curiger, Bice, 1948-
Publication Information:
Ostfildern : Cantz ; New York, NY : Distribution in the US, DAP, Distributed Art Publishers, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
iv, 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
Exhibition held at the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
Language:
English
Contents:
Birth of the cool / Bice Curiger -- Screenings / Jeff Perrone -- Artists in Conversation I / Allan Schwartzman -- Georgia O'Keeffe -- Barnett Newman -- Jackson Pollock -- Richard Artschwager -- Alex Katz -- Andy Warhol -- John Wesley -- Malcom Morley -- Vija Celmins -- Chuck Close -- Ross Bleckner -- Richard Prince -- Sue Williams -- Philip Taaffe -- Christopher Wool -- Artists in conversation II / Carter Ratcliff -- Art out of cool / Beat Wyss -- Abstract-sensual-rational / Zdenek Felix--Checklist.
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ISBN:
9783893229024

9783893228843
Format :
Book

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"Birth of the Cool" presents art that developed in subtle deviation from the familiar movements of 20th century American painting through retaining their main characteristics as points of reference. The accentuation of the surface, the breaking up of illusionistic space, the opening up of the painting's format to new dimensions in space and time are the lasting constants of American painting. The American tradition in painting is a tradition that is both sensual and severe, intellectual and emotional and above all open to modern society.