Pictures of nothing : (Record no. 5497)

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008 - Fixed-Length Data Elements-General Information
fixed length control field 060223s2006 njua b 001 0 eng d
010 ## - Library of Congress Control Number
LC control number 2006006621
015 ## - National Bibliography Number
National Bibliography Number GBA683763
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016 7# - National Bibliographic Agency Control Number
Record control number 013567538
Source Uk
020 ## - International Standard Book Number
International Standard Book Number 9780691126784 (hardcover : alk. paper)
020 ## - International Standard Book Number
International Standard Book Number 069112678X (hardcover : alk. paper)
024 3# - Other Standard Identifier
Standard number or code 9780691126784
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Language of cataloging eng
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Geographic area code n-us---
050 00 - Library of Congress Call Number
Classification number N6512.5.A2
Item number V37 2006
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082 00 - Dewey Decimal Classification Number
Classification number 709.04/052
Edition number 22
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100 1# - Main Entry-Personal Name
Personal Name Varnedoe, Kirk,
Dates associated with a name 1946-,
Relator term author.
245 10 - Title statement
Title Pictures of nothing :
Remainder of title abstract art since Pollock /
Statement of responsibility, etc Kirk T. Varnedoe.
260 ## - Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Princeton, N.J. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Princeton University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2006.
264 #1 - Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture Princeton, N.J. :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer Princeton University Press,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture [2006]
264 #4 - Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture ©2006.
300 ## - Physical Description
Extent xvii, 297 pages :
Other physical details illustrations (some colour) ;
Dimensions 25 cm.
336 ## - Content Type
Content Type Term text
Content Type Code txt
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337 ## - Media Type
Media Type Term unmediated
Media Type Code n
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338 ## - Carrier Type
Carrier Type Term volume
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490 1# - Series Statement
Series statement The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts ;
Volume number/sequential designation 2003
490 1# - Series Statement
Series statement Bollingen series ;
Volume number/sequential designation 48
500 ## - General Note
General note "National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC."
504 ## - Bibliography, Etc. Note
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0# - Formatted Contents Note
Title Why abstract art?
-- Survivals and fresh starts
-- Minimalism
-- After minimalism
-- Satire, irony, and abstract art
-- Abstract art now.
520 1# - Summary, Etc.
Summary, etc ""What is abstract art good for? What's the use - for us as individuals, or for any society - of pictures of nothing, of paintings and sculptures or prints or drawings that do not seem to show anything except themselves?" In this account of abstract art since Jackson Pollock, art historian Kirk Varnedoe, the former chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, asks these and other questions as he frankly confronts the uncertainties we may have about the nonrepresentational art produced in the last five decades. He makes a compelling argument for its history and value, much as E.H. Gombrich tackled representation fifty years ago in Art and Illusion, another landmark A.W. Mellon Lectures volume. Realizing that these lectures might be his final work, Varnedoe conceived of them as a statement of his faith in modern art and as the culminating example of his lucidly pragmatic and philosophical approach to art history. He delivered the lectures, edited and reproduced here with their illustrations to overflowing crowds at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in the spring of 2003, just months before his death." "With brilliance, passion, and humor, Varnedoe addresses the skeptical attitudes and misunderstandings that we often bring to our experience of abstract art. Resisting grand generalizations, he makes a deliberate and scholarly case for abstraction - showing us that more than just pure looking is necessary to understand the self-made symbolic language of abstract art. Proceeding decade by decade, he brings alive the history and biography that inform the art while also challenging the received wisdom about distinctions between abstraction and representation, modernism and postmodernism, and minimalism and pop. The result is a fascinating and ultimately moving tour through a half a century of abstract art, concluding with an unforgettable description of one of Varnedoe's favorite works."--BOOK JACKET.
650 #7 - Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Art, Abstract.
Source of heading or term fast
650 #7 - Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Art, American.
Source of heading or term fast
650 #0 - Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Art, Modern
Chronological subdivision 20th century
General subdivision Philosophy.
650 #0 - Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Art, Abstract
Geographic subdivision United States.
650 #0 - Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Art, American
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
710 2# - Added Entry-Corporate Name
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
830 #4 - Series Added Entry-Uniform Title
Uniform title The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts ;
Volume/sequential designation 2003
830 #0 - Series Added Entry-Uniform Title
Uniform title Bollingen series ;
Volume/sequential designation 48
856 42 - Electronic Location and Access
Materials specified Click here to view the contributor biographical information
Uniform Resource Identifier http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0654/2006006621-b.html
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