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    DescriptionThis is the first systematic and truly methodical study of de Kooning's idiosyncratic working methods and use of materials. This in-depth study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Dutch-born American abstract expressionist painter, from the 1940s through the 1970s breaks new ground in its analysis of the artist's working methods and yields new information about previously unreported materials. De Kooning's idiosyncratic working methods have long provoked intense speculation and debate among conservators and art historians, primarily on the basis of visual inspection and anecdotal accounts rather than rigorous technical analysis. This is the first methodical study of de Kooning's creative process to use comprehensive scientific examinations of the artist's pigments, binders, and supports, to inform art historical interpretations, thereby presenting a key to the complicated evolution of the artist's work.

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    Willem de Kooning: The Artist's Materials
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan F. Lake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 376 g
    ISBN 13: 9781606060216
    ISBN 10: 160606021X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 759.13
    BISAC V2.8: ART015110
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: N1
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030, ART056000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code:
    LC classification: ND237.D334 L35 2010
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, ABC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    34 colour & 17 b&w illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Publications
    Publication date
    28 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
    Author Information
    Susan F. Lake is head of collection management and chief conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to variously as Abstract expressionism, Action painting, and the New York School. Other painters that developed this school inc. Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell.
    Review quote
    "Fascinating."--"The New Republic"""