RICHARD DIEBENKORN: THE CATALOGUE RAISONNE. Jane Livingston. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016. Published in association with Richard Diebenkorn Foundation and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Four volumes. Vol. 1: 360 pp. Vol.2: 608 pp. Vol.3: 704 pp. Vol.4: 504 pp. 34 x 27 cm. ISBN 9780300184501 In English.
Publisher's description: The celebrated American artist Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was a singular figure in postwar American art. Early in his career, he created abstract paintings that combined landscape influence, aerial perspective, and a deeply personal calligraphic language. Then, in late 1955, he began working in a representational mode (landscapes, figure studies, and still lifes) and was associated with the Bay Area figurative movement. Diebenkorn later abandoned figurative references in the 1960s and embarked on monumental abstract, geometrical compositions, including his celebrated Ocean Park works. This four-volume catalogue raisonne is the definitive resource on Diebenkorn's unique works, including his paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects. The first volume gives an overview of the artist's career, featuring essays by noted scholars John Elderfield, Ruth E. Fine, Jane Livingston, Steven Nash, and Gerald Nordland, as well as an illustrated chronology, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and selection of studio notes. The second volume spans his student and early abstract works; the third volume features his representational works during the Berkeley period; and the fourth volume covers his later periods, as well as his drawings and sketchbooks.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 082856
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