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Mark Rothko

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Mark Rothko is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism, and of twentieth-century painting as a whole. His paintings, predominantly in a large format and featuring horizontal layers of pigment on a monochrome foundation, occupy a permanent place in our collective pictorial memory as an epitome of heroic Modernism. This beautifully produced oversize monograph p ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published June 2nd 2001 by Hatje Cantz Publishers
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Probably the coolest thing about this book is that it covers Rothko's work chronologically, and goes back quite early, so you see how he developed over time. The page size and print quality is decent, but I would like to find a bigger and more vibrantly printed volume of Rothko's work, even if it isn't as complete.
Feb 04, 2008 Michael marked it as to-read
As I was watching a quasi-documentary about Rothko, I said to the documentary (because I often speak to my t.v.), "Okay, I'm not a fan of Abstract Expressionism. Show me why I should care about Rothko."

And it did.

So now I think I like Rothko.
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