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Disappointed by the quality of the reproducions.
on 11 January 1999
A thick, beautiful looking coffee table book, but if you seek an approximation of Rothko's work, you won't find it here. Rothko's work was full of vibrancy and beauty, but this book offers flat, lifeless reproductions. The blacks are not black and shadow details do not exist. The colors are often so far from the originals that you must use the artist's titles for clues as to what the actual colors were.