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Bay Area Figurative Art: 1950-1965

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During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published December 13th 1989 by University of California Press (first published November 13th 1989)
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David
Jan 27, 2017 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BIG big (coffeetable) buk with EQUAL text & color pix! -trying to make the case for a 'regional; provincial' Art Movement that exploded in postwar Western America - & even in some Sculpture. though only 161 pages, but with HUGE index (a THIRD of the buk)!
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Nov 09, 2011 Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book. Clearly describes the ethos of the time. The type font is a pleasure to read. A serif font. (I dislike reading san serif text.) The paper is excellent quality and the paintings are high quality images, both colour and black and white.
The author describes how the artists were as interested in the painting process as much as they were in the subject matter.
I keep this book on hand and often look at the paintings. I especially like Richard Diebenkorn's, Paul Wonner's, David Park's,
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