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THE ROTHKO BOOK
Mark Rothko was one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century. His mature paintings, composed of luminous, soft-edged rectangles that appear to hover or float above the canvas, are among the most enduring and mysterious created by an artist in modern times. However, it took Rothko three decades to arrive at the signature style that would bring him world renown. The Rothko Book explores his artistic development, the evolution of his .artistic philosophy and the importance of his relationships with other artists of his generation, making this the most thorough and engaging exploration of his career yet published.
About the Author
Bonnie Clearwater is Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami. Her previous publications include Defining the Nineties: Concensus Making in New York, Miami and Los Angeles and Mark Rothko.