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Author Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004, artist.

Title Agnes Martin / edited by Frances Morris and Tiffany Bell ; with contributions by Marion Ackermann, Rachel Barker, Jacquelynn Baas, Christina Bryan Rosenberger, Briony Fer, Lena Fritsch, Anna Lovatt, Maria Müller-Schareck, Richard Tobin, Rosemarie Trockel.

Published London : Tate Publishing, 2015.
©2015.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  759.13 Mar    DUE 13-11-19
 UniM Bail  759.13 MART    DUE 23-10-19
 UniM Bail SpC/BROW f  759.13 MART    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Director's foreword -- Introduction / Tiffany Bell and Frances Morris -- Happiness is the goal / Tiffany Bell -- Agnes Martin : innocence and experience / Frances Morris -- 'Islands no.4' c.1961 / Christina Bryan Rosenberger -- 'The islands' 1961 / Richard Tobin -- 'Morning' 1965 / Rachel Barker -- In pursuit of the neutral : Agnes Martin's shimmering line / Anna Lovatt -- 'On a clear day' / Agnes Martin -- Beauty is the mystery of life / Agnes Martin -- Dolphin days / Rosemarie Trockel -- 'Untitled -5' 1998 / Marion Ackermann -- Who's afraid of triangles? / Briony Fer -- "Out into the world" : how Agnes Martin's paintings reached Germany and western Europe / Maria Müller-Schareck -- "Well, I sit here and wait to be inspired" : photographs of Agnes Martin / Lena Fritsch -- Agnes Martin : readings for writings / Jacquelynn Baas -- Chronology / Lena Fritsch.
Summary Canadian-born Agnes Martin was one of the pre-eminent painters of the second half of the twentieth century, whose work has had a significant influence both on artists of her own time and for subsequent generations. A contemporary of the abstract expressionists though often identified with minimalism, Martin was of the few woman artists who came to prominence in the predominately masculine art world of the late 1950s and 1960s, and became a particularly important role model for younger women artists. This groundbreaking survey provides an overview of Martin's career, from lesser-known early experimental works through her striped and grided grey paintings and use of colour in various formats, to a group of her final works that reintroduce bold forms. A selection of drawings and watercolours is also included. With essays by leading scholars that give a context for Martin's work - her life, relationship with other artists, the influence of South- Asian philosophy - alongside focused shorter pieces on particular paintings, the book will appeal to art students, academics and all those interested in abstract art. Presenting new research, and beautifully designed, the book is also an opportunity to introduce the life and work of Agnes Martin to those unfamiliar with her oeuvre.
Notes Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Tate Modern, London, 3rd June-11th October 2015, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, 7th November 2015-February 2016, Los Angeles County Museum, mid-April-31st July 2016, Guggeheim, New York, October 2016-January 2017.
Local note SpC/BROW copy donated by Ian Brown.
Other author Morris, Frances, editor.
Bell, Tiffany, editor.
Ackermann, Marion, contributor.
Barker, Rachel, contributor.
Baas, Jacquelynn, 1948- contributor.
Rosenberger, Christina Bryan, contributor.
Fer, Briony, contributor.
Fritsch, Lena, contributor.
Lovatt, Anna, contributor.
Müller-Schareck, Maria, contributor.
Tobin, Richard, contributor.
Trockel, Rosemarie, 1952- contributor.
Subject Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004 -- Exhibitions.
Painters, Canadian.
Local donor Brown, Ian, 1937-. Donor.
ISBN 9781849763417 (hb)
9781849762687 (pb)