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The Painter's Eye.

Few books written for a young audience focus on contemporary American artists. In this book, the authors not only target twentieth-century American painters, but they employ a multi-track format which includes poems, interviews with the artists, repetition of images to arrive at different understandings, and the introduction of a simplified approach to art criticism. While some of the information seems extraneous, the overall result is a lively and young reader-friendly approach to understanding contemporary art and artists. The many color illustrations of paintings are complemented by photogrphs of the artists at work in their studios. The book concludes with biographies of the artists grouped by styles of painting, including, abstract expressionism, color field, minimalism, Pop, Op and Super-realism. A worthy addition to junior and senior high resource shelves.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 1, 1992
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