07 January, 2008

More Book Reports

The Artist's Realities, Philosophies of Art (2004), Mark Rothko, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Rothko's new book was among the more influential books that I read last year. I have yet to fully internalize the heavy, heavy philosophy MR shares in his writings. That might take a lifetime, anyway.

My reports on The Artist's Reality can be found here, and more under the label Mark Rothko.

The Yellow House, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles (2006), Martin Gayford, Little, Brown and Company, New York.

This engrossing book I also covered at great length in this blog. The entertaining and silly review I posted here.

American Art Collector, from Alcove Books of Berkeley, CA continues to be a profitable resource for showcasing my art. It's a handsome collection of juried art, crafts and photography.

Also, consider:

Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler, The Story of Art of This Century (2004), by Davidson, Rylands, editors, Guggenheim Museum Publications. Link.

I don't recall finishing this one yet, but I did notice the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice took a peek at this blog post. I about spit my coffee on the laptop screen when I saw that. To all those concerned at the museum, if you see this post, I know you're either going to send me a summons, or a purchase order. I would prefer the latter.


The Oblong Loop said...

Hey! Happy New Year! I read the Rothko book last year. Intense. I just read in a recent magazine that the majority of his authorship is now being questioned. Have you heard anything about this?

Casey Klahn said...

The Rothkos have not been strangers to controversy, have they? I'll have to Google that.

Todd Camplin said...

Great book collection. I also have the Rothko book. He has always been my fav. AbEx arist.

Casey Klahn said...

Mine, too. Although the longer I go, the more I see wonderful things in many of the AEs.

Abstract Expressionism, Art Criticism, Artists, Colorist Art, Drawing, History, Impressionism, Modern Art, Painting, Pastel, Post Impressionism