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Willem De Kooning: Paintings Paperback – Apr 1994

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Natl Gallery of Art; First edition. Paperback. edition (April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894682040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894682049
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 24.8 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 750,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wonderful value if you can this for £7 - £8 used. You just don't get such high quality, large book size book height and content. Lots of wonderful full page prints spanning WdK complete painting career as well as several essays. I don't think you will find such a top notch survey of an artist for this sort of money.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2249ca8) out of 5 stars Rich, colorful, and insightful 1 Feb. 2001
By Shannon Green - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is probably the best book about Willem De Kooning on the market. Along with a multitude of color plates David Sylvester offers historical, technical, and philisophical insights about Willem De Kooning and his life works. The large format makes viewing the artists works very enjoyable. The reading is not overly complicated as it paints a full portrait of the artist, his accomlishments, his techniques, and also offers an approach to understanding the significance of his work. A must have for any De Kooning, or Abstract Expressionist enthusiast.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa26dffb4) out of 5 stars The definitive study on De Kooning 8 April 2007
By Reich Claude - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is undoubtedly the best recent publication on De Kooning. Very complete, it encompasses the entire career of the artist with beautiful reproductions and a text partly written by one of the most sensible art critics of our time, the late David Sylvester (whose other writings on American Art I strongly recommend too). It was a catalogue for an exhibition held at the National Gallery in Washington in 1994, which, to this date remains a reference.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5649594) out of 5 stars more color plates please! 13 May 2009
By junk collector - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Here is my problem with the book...While there are an abundant number of color plates in the book, many of the black and white plates I feel should have been treated to a color rendering.

This alone,would have made the book worth the high asking price. (I paid 60.00 for a used hardback)

Also, the color plates are not as brilliant as what Rizolli Publishing has done ever so exquisitely with the recently released Hans Hoffman art book.

I probably would have rated this product four stars instead of three, but I have been spoiled by the brilliant renderings of Rizolli Publishers.
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