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Robert Rauschenberg / Leah Dickerman, Achim Borchardt-Hume ; with contributions from Yve-Alain Bois [and 14 others].

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 [Browse]
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  • New York : The Museum of Modern Art ; [London] : Tate Publishing, [2016]
  • New York, NY : Distributed in the United States and Canada by ARTBOOK/D.A.P.
  • ©2016
412 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 32 cm
Summary note:
"The early 1950s, when Robert Rauschenberg launched his career, was the heyday of the heroic gestural painting of Abstract Expressionism. Rauschenberg challenged this tradition, inventing new intermedia forms of art making that shaped the decades to come. Published in conjunction with the inaugural 21st-century retrospective of this defining figure, this book offers fresh perspectives on Rauschenberg&s widely celebrated Combines (1954&64) and silkscreen paintings (1962&64). It also illuminates lesser-known periods within Rauschenberg&s career, including his work of the early 1950s and that from the late 1960s onward, now compelling and prescient to contemporary eyes. Sixteen short essays by eminent scholars and emerging new writers focus on specific moments within Rauschenberg&s career, examining his creative production across an extraordinary range of media. Integrating new scholarship, documentary imagery and archival materials, Robert Rauschenberg is the first comprehensive catalogue of the artist&s career in 20 years, an important contribution to American cultural and intellectual history across disciplines and a necessary volume for anyone interested in art of the present day. Over the span of six decades, Robert Rauschenberg (1925&2008) worked in an astonishing range of mediums including painting, sculpture, prints, photography and performance, and became one of the most transformative figures in postwar American culture. Working alone and in collaboration with artists, dancers, musicians and writers, Rauschenberg produced a vast body of work that continues to resonate today."--
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg, at Tate Modern, London (December 1, 2016-April 2, 2017), The Museum of Modern Art, New York (May 21-September 4, 2017), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (November 4, 2017-March 25, 2018).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Frances Morris and Glenn D. Lowry -- Acknowledgments -- Robert Rauschenberg : five propositions / Achim Borchardt-Hume -- "Disciplined by Albers" : foundations at Black Mountain College / Leah Dickerman -- "Miniature monument" : travel and work in Italy and North America / Kate Nesin -- "Made out of the real world" ; lessons from the Fulton Street studio / Hal Foster -- "Pedestrian color" : the red paintings / Helen Molesworth -- "Disparate visual facts" : early combines / Branden W. Joseph -- "To use the very last minute of my life" : the Dante drawings and the classical past / Ed Krčma -- "An invitation, not a command" : silk-screen paintings / Richard Meyer -- "Gifts from the street" : early media works / Pamela M. Lee -- "Force of contact" : objects and performances / Catherine Wood -- "Inevitable fusing of specializations" : experiments in art and technology / Michelle Kuo -- "Source and reserve of my energies" : working from captiva / Mark Godfrey -- "Mostly the restraint and strength" : a new grammar with jammers / Yve-Alain Bois -- "Souvenirs without nostalgia" : gluts in present time / Andrianna Campbell -- "Art has no borders" : Rauschenberg oversees culture interchange / Hiroko Ikegami -- "Looking also had to happen in time" : the printed trace / Emily Liebert -- "Quietness in the ordinary" : new technologies of transfer / Sarah Roberts -- Robert Rauschenberg : five propositions / Leah Dickerman.
Exhibition catalogs.
Other title(s):
  • 9781633450202 (clothbound)
  • 1633450201 (clothbound)
  • 9781633450219 (paperbound)
  • 163345021X (paperbound)
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