Title Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art 1940-1976
Binding Stiff Wraps As Issued
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Issued Without Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York and New Haven The Jewish Museum and Yale University Press 2008
Seller ID 3539
332-page catalogue for an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum in New York and later at the St. Louis Art Museum, and scheduled for the Albright-Knox in Buffalo in 2009. A blockbuster of an exhibition, certainly, and so is the catalogue, with 166 illustrations in color and another 89 in black and white, essays by Debra Bricker Balken, Morris Dickstein, Douglas Dreishpoon, Charlotte Eyerman, Mark Godfrey, Caroline A. Jones, Norman L. Kleeblatt (who also edited), and Irving Sandler, plus notes, a bibliography, a "cultural timeline", and a welcome index. We have Sandler to thank for resurrecting the old Greenberg-Rosenberg critical wars, here described relatively coherently so as to fix the rivalry in time's cement. Fine in stiff folded wraps.