An Opening Of The Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, And Their Circle

An Opening Of The Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, And Their Circle

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle

Written by Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff, with additional essays by William Breazeale and James Maynard.

288 pages
Size: 8½ x 10 in.

Over 200 full-color reproductions with over 60 color and black-and-white photographs. The book is smyth-sewn casebound, with jacket. Includes Exhibition Checklist, Index, and Appendixes.

The book includes essays on the artists and poets in Jess and Duncan's circle: Helen Adam, Virginia Admiral, Paul Alexander, Wallace Berman, Ronald Bladen, Jack Boyce, Lyn Brown Brockway, James Broughton, Edward Corbett, Ernesto Edwards, Norris Embry, Lilly Fenichel, Tom Field, Llyn Foulkes, Nemi Frost, Madeline Gleason, George Herms, Fran Herndon, Miriam Hoffman, Harry Jacobus, Lawrence Jordan, Patricia Jordan, Pauline Kael, R. B. Kitaj, William McNeill, Eloise Turner Mixon, Philip Roeber, and Robert Dean Stockwell.

"This is no mere catalog. It's a masterful recognition of two leading lights within the American mystical art movement." --Phantasmaphile

"This informative, amply illustrated, and well-researched book documents the decades-long influence of the artist Jess Collins (now known as Jess) and his partner in art and life, poet and artist Robert Duncan." --International Association of Art Critics

"An excellent catalog." --The New York Review...

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