Working Space (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
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Working Space (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

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Charles Eliot Norton Lectures delivered at Harvard. Offers a critique of abstract painting that starts in the Renaissance and ends with Abstract Expressionism.
Published July 1st 1986 by Harvard University Press
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Jun 11, 2012 Pat rated it 4 of 5 stars
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These are Charles Eliot Norton lectures given by Frank Stella in 1983-84. There are always six lectures. This series is about pictorial space and it's evolution to abstraction. Beginning with Caravaggio where space in a painting is finally not defined by architecture and expands around, behind, and in front to include the viewer, to modern abstraction where the space is shallow, often defined by a single point of view.

Stella is sometimes hard to follow, at least for me Although he makes a lot o...more
When I was studying my MFA Frank Stella was a huge influence. I love this book and the whole sequence of ideas he shares about art making, PLUS the visuals of his sculptures. I still go to this book, 20+ years later, for inspiration and eye candy.
the Skrauss
This book made so little impression on my that I can only recall the images of Stella's protractor paintings, which I thought very little of.
Chris Lockhart
Frank Stella makes a lot of worthwhile and interesting statements, but reading this book was a chore.
Some insightful analysis of many painting conundrums, well worth reading, especially for abstract artists.
A must read for artists and anyone interested in art from Caravaggio to graffiti art.
Bill Gusky
Sometimes maligned -- still a good read with insights worth considering.
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