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The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov

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"I don't mean to nominate Tworkov as the hero of a neo-Balzacian novel in which the artist who stays true to his calling ends up a tragic failure. Nothing could be further from the case. Tworkov, one of the original Abstract Expressionists whose mark on the history of painting is inexpugnable, accomplished a great deal in a long and rich life, not only as an artist but as a teacher and a mensch." Barry Schwabsky, the Nation (read the entire Nation review)

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Jack Tworkov (1900and#150;1982) was a significant figure of the Abstract Expressionist period. A noted painter, he was one of the first group of artists who defined the ideals of the New York School, alongand#160;with Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, and Franz Kline, among others. This book, the first collection of Tworkovand#8217;s writings, sheds new light on the lives and studio practices of Tworkov and his colleagues as well as on Tworkovand#8217;s artistic theories and values.

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These enlightening and intimate writingsand#151;personal journals and letters, teaching notebooks, correspondence with other artists, previously unpublished essays, and published articlesand#151;are introduced and annotated by Mira Schor, who provides an informed account of an important artist and thinker. The book is enriched by photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Arnold Newman, and Robert Rauschenberg; family photographs with Hans Hofmann, John Cage, Kline, and others; and reproductions of some of Tworkovand#8217;s finest work.

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Mira Schor is a painter and author who also teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300141023
Author:
Schor, Mira (edt)
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Editor:
Schor, Mira
Author:
Tworkov, Jack
Author:
Schor, Mira
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47 b/w + 15 color illus.
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Review A Day" by , "I don't mean to nominate Tworkov as the hero of a neo-Balzacian novel in which the artist who stays true to his calling ends up a tragic failure. Nothing could be further from the case. Tworkov, one of the original Abstract Expressionists whose mark on the history of painting is inexpugnable, accomplished a great deal in a long and rich life, not only as an artist but as a teacher and a mensch." (read the entire Nation review)
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