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Abstract Expressionism.

One of a series of small format paperbacks about artists and art movements in the World of Art series, this book provides images and information about what is regarded by many as the single most important art movement of the past fifty years. The author traces Abstract Expressionism's beginnings in the 1930s, when Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and others moved away from the realism of the regionalists and introduced action-oriented paintings of complex thoughts and reactions to what they saw as an alienated society. Well-researched text, accompanied by 169 illustrations, 28 in color, combine to examine the subject in terms of its aesthetics, its political implications and cultural context. This inexpensive publication is highly recommended for high school and college libraries. A complete list of other titles in this series may be obtained by writing to Thames and Hudson, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110.
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Date:Feb 1, 1993
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