Rothko: The Color Field Paintings (Book for Art Lovers, Books of Paintings, Museum Books) (Hardcover)

Rothko: The Color Field Paintings (Book for Art Lovers, Books of Paintings, Museum Books) By Christopher Rothko (Foreword by), Janet Bishop (Contributions by) Cover Image

Rothko: The Color Field Paintings (Book for Art Lovers, Books of Paintings, Museum Books) (Hardcover)

By Christopher Rothko (Foreword by), Janet Bishop (Contributions by)

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A sumptuous collection of fifty large-scale artworks from the American master Mark Rothko's color field period, with illuminating essays by Rothko's son and a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture.

"Sumptuously illustrated with reproductions of 50 paintings, this book celebrates the rich artistic legacy of American artist Mark Rothko and his signature works as a painter of abstract canvases." – Publishers Weekly

Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents beautifully reproduced visuals of fifty large-scale artworks from the American master's color field period (1949–1970) to create a collectible art book to be treasured by Rothko fans and contemporary art enthusiasts.

Accompanying text by Christopher Rothko, the artist's son and chair of the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, and Janet Bishop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture, featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy.

Brimming with the emotional power and expressive color of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential volume brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time. A textured case and dazzling cover art round out this lavish book that explores a defining moment in art history.

ABSTRACT ART BOOK: This rare and wonderful collection focused on Rothko's color field paintings provides an opportunity for art lovers to deeply explore some of the most important works of the Abstract Expressionism movement.

SUPERIOR QUALITY: Praised by readers as the "best photographic reproductions of Rothko images ever seen in book form," this beautifully produced volume is one to study, display, and treasure.

GIFTABLE BOOK OF PAINTINGS: Handsomely packaged, this makes an impressive gift for any special occasion for art enthusiasts, including birthday, graduation, anniversary, or seasonal celebration.
 

Perfect for:
  • Fans of Mark Rothko, modern art, and Abstract Expressionism
  • Readers who enjoy books about painting, abstract art, Picasso, Kandinsky, Frankenthaler, and Basquiat
  • Visitors who have experienced Rothko's work in museums, galleries, and the famous Rothko Chapel
  • Collectors of fine art books
Janet Bishop is curator of painting and sculpture at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Mark Rothko (1903–1970) was one of the most important painters of the twentieth century.

Christopher Rothko is Mark Rothko's son. He is a writer and psychologist and chairs the board of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.
Product Details ISBN: 9781452156590
ISBN-10: 145215659X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 120
Language: English
“Sumptuously illustrated with reproductions of 50 paintings, this book celebrates the rich artistic legacy of American artist Mark Rothko and his signature works as a painter of abstract canvases.” —Publishers Weekly