Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965

Book - 2007
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Yale University
Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the most significant figures in the history of postwar art. His work from 1955 to 1965 was pivotal, exercising an enormous impact on the subsequent development of pop, minimalism, and conceptual art in the United States and Europe. This is the first publication to approach Johns’s work of this ten-year period through a thematic framework. It examines the artist's interest in the condition of painting as a medium, a practice, and an instrument of encoded meaning through several interrelated motifs: the target, the device,” the naming of colors, and the imprint of the body.
In this handsome book, leading scholars, a conservator, and a contemporary artist consider Johns’s activity in this critical decade and discuss many of his iconic paintings, such asTarget with Four Faces (1955), Diver (1962), Periscope (Hart Crane) (1963), andArrive-Depart (1963). Their new critical and historical perspectives are grounded in an unusually close visual and material analysis of Johns's work.


Blackwell North Amer
Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the most significant figures in the history of postwar art. His work from 1955 to 1965 was pivotal, exercising an enormous impact on the subsequent development of pop, minimalism, and conceptual art in the United States and Europe. This is the first publication to approach Johns’s work of this ten-year period through a thematic framework. It examines the artist's interest in the condition of painting as a medium, a practice, and an instrument of encoded meaning through several interrelated motifs: the target, the “device,” the naming of colors, and the imprint of the body.
In this handsome book, leading scholars, a conservator, and a contemporary artist consider Johns’s activity in this critical decade and discuss many of his iconic paintings, such as Target with Four Faces (1955), Diver (1962), Periscope (Hart Crane) (1963), and Arrive-Depart (1963). Their new critical and historical perspectives are grounded in an unusually close visual and material analysis of Johns's work.


Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, 2007
Edition: Hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780894683411
0894683411
9780300121414
0300121415
Branch Call Number: 759.13 JOHNS JOHNS
Characteristics: xvi, 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Allegory of painting, 1955-1965
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Jan. 28-Apr. 29, 2007; and at the Kunstmuseum, Basel, June 2 -Sept. 9, 2007

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