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Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present

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Publisher Comments:

The first comprehensive study of the modern history of monochrome art, Monochromes traces the development of single-color artworkand#151;painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installationsand#151;up to the present. With almost 160 full-color reproductions, this stunning book examines fundamental aesthetic issues raised by the monochrome in a historical context. The authors ask whether the monochrome is the last and most radical phase of abstract painting or instead a point of departure for installations and environments. Among the many artists featured in this book are Alexander Rodchenko, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Robert Irwin, and Isamu Noguchi. The book includes writings on the monochrome by twenty-six artists, from Kasimir Malevich to Warhol, and from Carl Andre, Reinhardt, and Donald Judd to Ben Nicholson, Robert Ryman, and Anish Kapoor. In an engaging essay, Barbara Rose deftly surveys the divergent complex issues raised by the monochrome.

Additional Essays by Gladys Fabre, Christopher K. Ho, and Vincenzo Trione. Edited by Valerie Varas and Paula Rispa

Synopsis:

"Discussing more than a hundred years of art history, Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present is a lavish visual journey through some of the most iconic and visually stunning works of twentieth-century art. It offers very clear and understandable interpretations of an important and little understood artistic movement with international scope, and presents a cogent argument for the centrality of the monochrome to modern art. Historical survey, theoretical examination, illustrated chronicle, and aesthetic exploration-the four main texts-offer a thorough and fascinating account of this major artistic trend, tracing its evolution from its origins in revolutionary Russia to its numerous and diverse manifestations throughout the world."and#151;Terry Berne, cultural critic for Art in America

About the Author

Barbara Rose is the author of American Art since 1900, and Autocritique: Essays on Art and Anti-Art, as well as monographs on Ad Reinhardt, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Claes Oldenburg, and Lee Krasner among others. Gladys Fabre is an art historian and curator. Christopher K. Ho is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Vincenzo Trione is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Naples. Valerie Varas is a specialist in visual arts. Paula Rispa is an expert in contemporary arts and architecture.

Table of Contents

Editors' Note

Preface by Barbara Rose

Pre-Malevitch Monochromes and Chronology

Monochrome Artworks

The Meanings of Monochromeand#151;Barbara Rose

Monochromes of Light in Time and Space: Color as Becoming, from Suprematism to Polish Unism, from group Zero to Opalkaand#151;Gladys Fabre

Modernism, Minimalism and Monochrome: the Monochrome's Future and Pastand#151;Christopher K. Ho

Icons of Silenceand#151;Vincenzo Trione

Chroma: Passages through Color: Selected extracts from artists' written work

Introduction

Malevich

Rodchenko

Arp

Fontana

Manzoni

Klein

Burri

Tapies

O'Keeffe

Warhol

Arman

Andre

Reinhardt

Judd

Kelly

Venet

Scully

Nicholson

Ryman

Rueda

Bonalumi

West

Irwin

Bianchi

Kapoor

Abakanowicz

Notes on the Essays

Artists' Biographies: Key Dates

Bibliography

Indexes

Sources and Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520249370
Subtitle:
From Malevich to the Present
Publisher:
University of California Press
Essay by:
Fabre, Gladys
Essay by:
Rose, Barbara
Essay:
Rose, Barbara
Essay:
Fabre, Gladys
Editor:
Rose, Barbara
Editor:
Varas, Valerie
Editor:
Rispa, Paula
Author:
Vincenz
Author:
, Vincenzo
Author:
Rispa, Paula
Author:
Santiago, Teresa
Author:
Fabre, Gladys
Author:
Trione
Author:
Rose, Barbara
Author:
Ho, Christopher K.
Author:
o Trione
Author:
Trione, Vincenzo
Author:
Varas, Valerie
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Monochrome art
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Books
Publication Date:
20061018
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
161 color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.75 in 2.07 lb

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"Discussing more than a hundred years of art history, Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present is a lavish visual journey through some of the most iconic and visually stunning works of twentieth-century art. It offers very clear and understandable interpretations of an important and little understood artistic movement with international scope, and presents a cogent argument for the centrality of the monochrome to modern art. Historical survey, theoretical examination, illustrated chronicle, and aesthetic exploration-the four main texts-offer a thorough and fascinating account of this major artistic trend, tracing its evolution from its origins in revolutionary Russia to its numerous and diverse manifestations throughout the world."and#151;Terry Berne, cultural critic for Art in America
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