Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Text by Paul H. Tucker.
American abstract painter Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) was one of the primary exponents of Color Field painting. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Noland began using two central motifs that would have enduring significance in his work: the circle and the chevron. These seemingly reductive forms also conjured military badges, corporate logos for cars and other consumer products that were omnipresent in postwar America. Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1958-1968 is the first major publication on the artist since his recent death. In it, art historian Paul Hayes Tucker explores Noland's history as a soldier in the United States Army and his subsequent re-entry into a burgeoning American consumer society, portraying his art as inextricable from atomic age America. The book also features rare photographs of the artist as a young man and full-color reproductions of Noland's early formative work.
Published by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Essays by Alison de Lima Greene and Karen Wilkin. Foreword by Peter C. Marzio.
This catalogue covers the ABC's of Noland's pictorial vocabulary since he began painting in the 1950s--the circle, the chevron and the stripe. With that foundation, Noland built an influential oeuvre that communicated the substance and associative power of color. This compact retrospective provides a fine overview.
PUBLISHER The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 12 x 8 in. / 62 pgs / 29 color / 8 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/15/2005 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 166
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780890901304TRADE List Price: $23.95 CDN $33.00 GBP £21.00