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    DescriptionChuck Close reinvented portraiture almost four decades ago with a series of nine-foot-tall, black-and-white likenesses of himself and fellow artists, which astonished an art world dominated by minimalism and conceptualism. Close has since explored the possibilities implicit in his original breakthrough in an array of mediums. This lavish, large-format volume is the first to deal with all aspects of Close's career and to place them in a biographical context. Christopher Finch's insight into Close's achievement comes by way of hundreds of studio visits and thousands of hours of conversation since he met Close in 1968. Finch provides an engaging, in-depth analysis of Close's portraits on canvas, from the continuous-tone airbrushed heads of the 1960's and '70's to the painterly "prismatic grids" of the past two decades. The more than 300 illustrations featured in the book survey almost all of Close's paintings and include his most recent work, a selection of his prints and multiples and examples of his photographic oeuvre. This beautifully designed volume reveals not only the variety of pictorial strategies Close has devised, but the extraordinary personality of the artist behind the work.


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    Title
    Chuck Close: Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Finch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 290 mm
    Height: 340 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 3,275 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783791344669
    ISBN 10: 3791344668
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: A02120000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    DC22: 759.13
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: N6537.C54 F56 2010
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    355
    Publisher
    PRESTEL
    Imprint name
    PRESTEL
    Publication date
    20 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Munich
    Author Information
    Christopher Finch was born in Guernsey, studied at Chelsea Art School and has written for Art & Artists, Art International and British Vogue. Finch met Chuck Close when he was Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Since then he has written dozens of books on art, popular culture, and social history.
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    Now available in a revised and expanded edition, this book offers the first comprehensive critical examination of one of America's most celebrated living artists. Chuck Close reinvented portraiture almost four decades ago with a series of nine-foot-tall, black-and-white likenesses of himself and fellow artists, which astonished an art world dominated by minimalism and conceptualism.