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Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings (Catalogue Raisonne)

by Diane Upright

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD++ DJ.

  • ISBN: 0810912805
  • Volume features great DJ with colorful illustrations on front and back, as well as linen covers with white text on front and spine.
  • Book display minimal overall wear.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • DJ displays minimal edgewear, with a small bump to foot of front shoulder, and minimal scuffing to head edge of back shoulder. (See photos)
  • SC20200206

264 pages. 11.75 x 11 inches.

Volume features great colorful DJ with linen covers and white text on front and spine.

Volume is lavishly illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artist's works, protected behind intact tissue guards. Includes 766 illustrations, including 741 in color, 81 of which are full-page hand-tipped color-plates. Book features: an Introduction, three essays, namely, The Emergence of Morris Louis; The Practice of Morris Louis; The Technique of Morris Louis; a Biographical Outline, an Alphabetical List of Titles and Numerical Concordance, an Exhibition History and a Bibliography, as well as the Catalogue Raisonne. (Plates and Text)

This beautiful volume is a complete, thorough work on the colorful art of Morris Louis. The expert text and the magnificent catalog present him once more as the unique and original artist that he is, emerging between two generations: the abstract expressionist generation and the color field minimalist generation.

Morris Louis (1912-1962) was an American artist, who became one of the chief exponents of Color Field painting. Together with Kenneth Noland and other Washington painters he formed an art movement known today as the Washington Color School.

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