Sean Scully

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Thames & Hudson, 2006 - Art - 224 pages
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"The best single source on his compelling work."Chicago Tribune

Over more than thirty years, Sean Scully has produced a vibrant and compelling body of work that is widely collected and internationally exhibited. His signature style of lines or bands of color, alluding to architectural elements such as portals, windows, and walls, is one of the most instantly recognizable in contemporary painting.

In this, the first fully illustrated monograph to present an account of the artist's life and career to date, eminent art historian and critic David Carrier traces the development of Scully's oeuvre and assesses its significance. Lavish reproductions of his major works illustrate the text, while photographs taken by Scully on his travels show some of the forms that inspire them. A concise chronology, exhibition history, and select bibliography, as well as an interview with the artist, complete a volume that should be found on all contemporary art bookshelves. 200 illustrations, 190 in color.

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This is easily the best book on Sean Scully out there. Carrier seamlessly weaves together incredibly precise insights on Scully's artistic process with an intimate view of what makes Scully tick as an artist. This is a remarkable book on one of the most important artists working today. It's a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary abstract painting. 

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Great book with essays that reveal SS painting process. Love it and refer to it often. The choice of paintings are also to die for. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
14
DISCOVERING A STYLE
91
USING A STYLE
101
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

DAVID CARRIER is the Champney Family Professor at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Art. He has written numerous works including "Principles of Art History Writing", "The Aesthete in the City: The Philosophy and Practice of American Abstract Painting in the 1980s", and "High Art: Charles Baudelaire and the Origins of Modernism".

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