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Best Books on Art

8 Oct

New York School Abstract Expressionists

New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by  Artists: A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting  and Sculpture Annuals;  1951-1957 [Hardcover]

  “Highly recommended.”
~CHOICE, current reviews for academic libraries, February 2001:
“The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for  artists’ biographies, for exhibition  documentation, or as the history of a specific artistic movement.
General readers; undergraduates through faculty.”  

Readers’ opinion:
Almost Perfect – Very Important! ~Amazon.com   

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey
With Artists’ Statements, Artwork, and Biographies

​   OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE ~ CHOICE, 2003
“This excellent publication builds on the earlier [above] publication. It has broadened  the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified…omission of African    American artists… and concentrated on 88 artists…excellent layout and superb  photographs. Highly recommended”  ~ CHOICE,
CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC  LIBRARIESJuly/August 20

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless

​ CHOICE CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIES, January 10, 2010
“Highly recommended. Libraries supporting both studio
and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and
above; general readers.” ~ CHOICE  
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Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s

Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s

on September 20, 2016
Format: Library Binding
This isn’t my first review of a NY School Press book. I get incredibly excited and anxious when I hear a new title comes out. Ms Herskovic’s books are incredibly accurate due to her research. Its not what “Joe tells Susan”. Its digging for the truth. What appears is a sumptuous, fact filled, tour d’force. I have always heard of Albert Kotin but had no idea of the breadth of his work. From his easel paintings and murals with the WPA to his breathtaking Abstract Expressionist canvases, you get to see the journey of an incredibly gifted artist. You do not have to know that he was one of the major artists of the New York School and participated in all the Annuals. Just turn the pages and you know you are in the midst of greatness. Large color photographs, over 350 pages, and artist’s statements, letters from his famous artist friends, fine portraits, and period photos, take you on a journey through the difficult hard working life of a very special talent!

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 Ed. by Marika Herskovic,
ISBN: 0967799406
ISBN: 0967799414
 ISBN: 0967799422
ISBN: 0967799430


Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,