The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism

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The Triumph of
American Painting
A History of
Abstract Expressionism

Irving Sandler

Icon Editions Harper & Row, Publishers New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco, London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vi
  • Contents vii
  • Plates viii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 4
  • 1 - The Great Depression 5
  • 1 - Notes 25
  • 2 - The Imagination of Disaster 29
  • 2 Notes 42
  • 3 - Arshile Gorky (1904-48) 44
  • 3 Notes 60
  • 4 - The Myth-Makers 62
  • 4 - Notes 70
  • 5 - William Baziotes (1912-63) 72
  • 5 Notes 78
  • 6 - A New Vanguard Emerges 79
  • 6 Notes 88
  • 7 - The Gesture Painters 92
  • 7 - Notes 100
  • 8 - Jackson Pollock (1912-56) 102
  • 8 - Notes 121
  • 9 - Willem De Kooning (1904- ) 122
  • 9 - Notes 137
  • 10 - Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) 138
  • 10 - Notes 147
  • 11 - The Color-Field Painters 148
  • 11 - Notes 157
  • 12 - Clyfford Still (1904- ) 158
  • 12 - Notes 174
  • 13 - Mark Rothko (1903-70) 175
  • 13 - Notes 184
  • 14 - Barnett Newman (1905-1970) 185
  • 14 - Notes 192
  • 15 Adolph - Gottlieb (1903- ) 193
  • 15 - Notes 201
  • 16 Robert - Motherwell (1915- ) 202
  • 16 - Notes 210
  • 17 - The Abstract Expressionist Underground Surfaces 211
  • 17 - Notes 223
  • 18 - Ad Reinhardt (1913-67) 225
  • 18 - Notes 232
  • 19 - The Later Gesture Painters 233
  • 19 - Notes 268
  • 20 - The Abstract Expressionist Scene, 1950-52: Success and Dissolution 269
  • 20 - Notes 276
  • Biographies 277
  • General Bibliography 281
  • Bibliography, by Artist 287
  • Index 299
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