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Working Space comes as something of a bombshell. For this is a book that explodes a great many received ideas about abstractio. s certainly one of the most remarkable books ever written on the subject

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Working Space comes as something of a bombshell. s certainly one of the most remarkable books ever written on the subject. What makes it so remarkable, of course, is that Stella is unquestionably the most celebrated abstract painter of his generation. Hilton Kramer, The Atlantic.

Working Space affords a rare opportunity to view painting from the inside out, through the eyes of one of the world's most prominent abstract painters

Working Space affords a rare opportunity to view painting from the inside out, through the eyes of one of the world's most prominent abstract painters. Frank Stella describes his perception of other artists' work, as well as his own, in this handsomely illustrated volume. Stella uses the crisis of representational art in sixteenth-century Italy to illuminate the crisis of abstraction in our time. Working Space affords a rare opportunity to view painting from the inside out, through the eyes of one of the world's most prominent abstract painters.

Frank Philip Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Stella lives and works in New York City. Frank Stella was born in Malden, Massachusetts, to parents of Italian descent. His father was a gynecologist, and his mother was an artistically inclined housewife who attended a fashion school and later took up landscape painting.

Working Space affords a rare opportunity to view painting from the inside out, through the eyes of one of the world's most prominent abstract painters.

When I was studying my MFA Frank Stella was a huge influence. I still go to this book, 20+ years later, for inspiration and eye candy.

Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists

Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 100 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Frank Stella: A Retrospective is organized by Michael Auping, chief curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and with the assistance of Carrie Springer, assistant curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

by. Stella, Frank, 1936-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books.

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Stella's first book of art criticism offers the opportunity to see painting problems from the point of view of one of the world's most prominent abstractionists

Stella's first book of art criticism offers the opportunity to see painting problems from the point of view of one of the world's most prominent abstractionists. In Working Space, Stella develops the thesis that the crisis in modern abstrction is analogous to that in representational art in sixteenth-century Italy, and similarly requires a renewed attention to creating a potent, flexible pictorial space such as Caravaggio developed to propel painting forward

Working Space affords a rare opportunity to view painting from the inside out, through the eyes of one of the world's most prominent abstract painters. Frank Stella describes his perception of other artists' work, as well as his own, in this handsomely illustrated volume.

Stella uses the crisis of representational art in sixteenth-century Italy to illuminate the crisis of abstraction in our time. The artists who followed Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian searched for new directions to advance their work from beneath the shadow of these great painters. Caravaggio pointed the way. So today, Stella believes, the successors to Picasso, Kandinsky, and Pollock must seek a pictorial space as potent as the one Caravaggio developed at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Stella sees Caravaggio as the pivot on whom painting turns, his consummate illusionism prompting the advance of a more flexible, more "real" space that allows painting to move and breathe, to suggest extension and unrestricted motion. Following Caravaggio, Rubens' broad vision of fullness and active volume gave painting a momentum that helped propel it into the nineteenth century, where it came to rest in the genius of Géricault and Manet, themselves the precursors of modern painting.

Unfortunately, both contemporary abstract art and figurative painting have become trapped by ambiguous pictorial space and by a misguided emphasis on materiality (pigment for pigment's sake). Pictorial qualities have given way to illustrational techniques. Abstract art has become verbal, defensive, and critical, caught up in theology masquerading as theory. Stella asserts that painting must understand its past, make use of the lucid realism of seventeenth-century Italy, and absorb a Mediterranean physicality to reinforce the lean spirituality of northern abstraction pioneered by Mondrian and Malevich. Working Space will provoke discussion and argument, not least because Stella offers nontraditional evaluations of the works of giants such as Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, Picasso, and Pollock, as well as lesser-known figures including Annibale Carracci, Paulus Potter, and Morris Louis. The artist's powers of discernment and the profusion of his ideas and opinions will dazzle and engage professionals, amateurs, and students of art.


Comments: (7)

Anazan
This particular Stella collection of works is very complete. You can easily see his growth from one period to the next by viewing the examples of his works. Good reading to learn more about an avant garde artist you rarely see anything about anymore.
Ral
If you're looking for one of those art books that has every turn filled with full page colored examples of Frank Stella's work, then this is not the book for you. This particular book has more of a textbook style to it ~ lot's of text, with small pictures in this corner or that corner. There are indeed some full page pictures, but they don't make up the bulk of the book, but that's not to say it's not a great book. You will definitely find a comprehensive selection of his life's work, through his different styles and medium. The book has some good weight to it and the paper quality is consistent with other fine art books. It definitely is a well made book, but I should note, also, that there is no dust jacket. I mention this because by printing the image and text on the front cover it makes it feel even more like a textbook. I'm glad I bought this book, and it is a great resource, but I will continue to hunt for a book that has more full page examples of Stella's work.
Snowseeker
Actually found enough color plates to get a real impression of his style
And information on his life.
Vut
This book is the excellent catalog for the Frank Stella Retrospective 1958-2012 held at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany. The book is hefty at 312 pages an begins with a short interview with Frank Stella conducted in 2012. This is followed by a series of illustrated essays through page 140. The information is rich and in-depth and if you want to learn about Stella and his works this is very well done. From pages 140 to 280 is the plates section. All of his major bodies of work are covered and each series is introduced with a short essay. The plates are all in color and well reproduced. Including the previous essays there are 321 illustrations. The paper is a thick, quality stock and the hardcover binding is solid. For those wanting to get a thorough overview of Stella's career this is recommended.
fr0mTheSkY
I got this book and was amazed it looks just how it was described by seller. Book has no tears either. Bravo !!!
Ichalote
I am a sculptor not a painter. I am drawn to the work of Frank Stella. Stella tries to reconcile what is going on with painting during his hey day, and do so effectively. I found this easy to read and provided an insightful perspective.
Sat
Like an art history course in a book! Pictures linked well to the text. And great comparison between modern abstract artists to Rubens and the Italians.
This is an excellent Stella book....it's quite comprehensive.
Working Space download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Frank Stella
ISBN: 0674959612
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (October 10, 1986)
Pages: 192 pages