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Pictures of Nothing

Abstract Art since Pollock

Pictures of Nothing( )
Author: Varnedoe, Kirk
Preface by: Gopnik, Adam
Foreword by: Powell, Earl A.
Series title:Bollingen Ser.
ISBN:978-0-691-12678-4
Publication Date:Oct 2006
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $117.00
Book Description:

"What is abstract art good for? What's the use--for us as individuals, or for any society--of pictures of nothing, of paintings and sculptures or prints or drawings that do not seem to show anything except themselves?" In this invigorating account of abstract art since Jackson Pollock, eminent art historian Kirk Varnedoe, the former chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, asks these and other questions as he frankly confronts the uncertainties we may...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Art / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Art / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):23.2 x 24.7 x 2.72 cm
Book Weight:1.508 Kilograms
Author Biography
Varnedoe, Kirk (Author)


Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate and is a contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. His most recent book is Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life, a comparison about how those men changed our nation with their history-making actions.

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