Includes bibliographical references and index.
Hybrid pictures / Kristin Baker, Lisa Beck, Alex Brown, Jules de Balincourt, Tomory Dodge, Jacob Feige, Chris Finley, Wayne Gonzales, Alex Hay, Carrie Moyer, Elizabeth Neel, David Ratcliff, Wilhelm Sasnal, Chris Vasell -- Rhythm and opticality / Karin Davie, Philippe Decrauzat, Xylor Jane, Alex Kwartler, David Malek, Anja Schwörer, James Siena, Esther Stocker, Philip Taaffe, John Tremblay, Dan Walsh, Chuck Webster -- Color and structure / Joanne Greenbaum, Mark Grotjahn, Mary Heilmann, Daniel Hesidence, Allison Miller, Odili Donald Odita, Ann Pibal, Bernd Ribbeck, Ruth Root, Alan Uglow, Stanley Whitney, Jens Wolf -- Found/eccentric abstraction / Richard Aldrich, John M. Armleder, Monika Baer, Francis Baudevin, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Mike Cloud, Daan van Golden, Chris Johanson, Tony Just, Marta Marcé, Monique Prieto, Alexander Ross, Sterling Ruby, Amy Sillman -- Form, space, and scale / Tommy Abts, Varda Caivano, Kim Fisher, Katharina Grosse, Mamie Holst, Bill Komoski, Chris Martin, Julie Mehretu, Katy Moran, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Peter Peri, Thomas Scheibitz, Clare Woods -- The act of painting / Bernard Frize, Wade Guyton, Charline von Heyl, Jacqueline Humphries, Nathan Hylden, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, R. H. Quaytman, Anselm Reyle, Josh Smith, Rudolf Stingel, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig.
In recent years, abstract painting has developed a rich complexity that, now more than ever, rewards intensive viewing; this authoritative book guides the reader through the key issues in the field. Painting Abstraction profiles 80 of today's most vital contemporary abstract painters, such as Mark Grotjahn and Amy Sillman, featuring large full-color reproductions of their work and incisive texts by author and curator Bob Nickas. The product of years of research and countless studio visits, Painting Abstraction is a major statement on the last five years of this exciting new wave of creativity in painting. -- publisher.