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Podcast Interview with Joan Marter,

Editor of Women of Abstract Expressionism

Welcome to our first Yale University Press art+architecture book podcast! We’ve interviewed Joan Marter, Rutgers professor and editor of the recently-published Women of Abstract Expressionism (which accompanies an exhibition currently on view at the Denver Art Museum — it will move this fall to the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North

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Expressive Women: Interview with Gwen F. Chanzit by David Ebony

David Ebony— When first published in an ArtNews article in 1971, the provocative question proposed by critic and art historian Linda Nochlin, “Why have there been no great women artists?” had the effect of a bombshell. Everyone in the art world realized there was a helluva lot of work to

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Total Surface—Barnett Newman’s Late Work: Interviews with Michelle White and Bradford A. Epley by David Ebony

David Ebony— A latecomer to the art scene, Barnett Newman (1905-1970) held his first solo show in 1948, at New York’s Betty Parsons Gallery. He made a formidable impact on the art world when he introduced in that show the controversial works for which he is best known today. Decried

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Wassily Kandinsky and the Abstract

Ivy Sanders Schneider – When you encounter some of Wassily Kandinsky’s early works, it can be hard to remember that this artist – who began his career with bright, folk-art inspired, post-impressionist landscapes – would become one of the first true abstract painters. Although his early style was quite illustrative,

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Caro: Close Up

Follow @yaleARTbooks Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, curated the exhibition Caro: Close Up, and opened the show on October 17th with an illuminating lecture.  The exhibition features Sir Anthony Caro’s early paintings and smaller sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art,

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Roy Lichtenstein’s Love Affair with Chinese Landscape

Follow @yaleARTbooks When we’re asked to envision pop art, we tend to think of an art form that draws its objects and ideas from commercial culture: advertising, celebrity, mass production, etc. What we don’t tend to associate this particular movement with is the painterly. After all, one of the proclaimed

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An Art History of Israel

Israel: An Introduction, new from Yale University Press, provides a comprehensive look at a nation that has always been at the center of the world’s stage, tracing its tumultuous history and political realities while providing an overview of its economics, population, and culture. In this excerpt from the book’s chapter

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March 22: Agnes Martin’s Birthday

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Agnes Martin, Yale University Press would like to share Agnes Martin, a collection of essays edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly. Agnes Martin (March 22, 1912 – December 16, 2004), a Canadian-born American abstract painter, referred to as a minimalist

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En Vanguard

Born in 1886, John Graham was a progressive promoter of surrealism, cubism, and abstraction, as well as a mentor and confidant to the likes of Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning (the four artists collectively called themselves the Four Musketeers in the ‘30s). Last week, an exhibition entitled

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Notes from a Native New Yorker: Jackson Pollock, Naturally

Michelle Stein— As a New Yorker considering nature and the environment this month, I wanted to look beyond the enclaves of nature in New York City parks to the representations of nature—both realistic and abstract—found in the museums and galleries of New York.  For one perspective I turn to Evelyn

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