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Jackson Pollock : new approaches
Varnedoe, Kirk, 1946-2003.
Publication Information:
New York : Museum of Modern Art, 1999.
Physical Description:
248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Exhibition held Nov. 1, 1999 to Feb. 2, 1999 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Includes index.
Pollock's smallness / T.J. Clark -- A piece of the action / Robert Storr -- A sum of destructions / Pepe Karmel -- No chaos damn it / James Coddington -- Jackson Pollock : response as dialogue / Carol C. Mancusi-Ungaro -- The crisis of the easel picture / Rosalind E. Krauss -- Pollock's nature, Frankenthaler's culture / Anne M. Wagner -- Jackson Pollock and the americanization of Europe / Jeremy Lewison -- Open-ended conclusions about Jackson Pollock / Kirk Varnedoe.
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ND237.P73 J325 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Based on a symposium held in 1999 during The Museum of Modern Art's retrospective, this volume presents nine critical essays offering dramatically different ways of understanding Pollock's art and influence. The essays reveal not just the richness of Pollock's work, but also the vitality and diversity of contemporary criticism.

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Choice Review

These joint publications are intended as supplements to the magisterial catalog of the Museum of Modern Art 1998-99 exhibition of the art of Jackson Pollock (Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Carmel, Jackson Pollock, CH, Apr'99). Taken together, they represent everything that has been known (rumors), said (interviews), or written (critical essays, reviews) about America's artistic enfant terrible from the early 1940s to the present. It is a tribute to the human imagination, as well as to the seemingly inexhaustible resources of MoMA, that so much can be made of something as primal as Pollock's artistic project. Anyone interested in critical hairsplitting, cultural politics, and aesthetic jargon will delight in this florilegium of metropolitan metaphysics. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. R. L. McGrath; Dartmouth College