Artwork by Barnett Newman. Text by Armin Zweite.
From Library Journal
Large canvases covered with a single color "zipped" apart by a vertical strip, bold color field paintings with frayed edges, slim columns of steel and hovering pyramidal forms, each providing the viewer with a subjective experience of self and an objective observation of the image: this is the genius of Barnett Newman. With an equally wide range of vision, Zweite offers a scholarly insight into the work, a formidable task quite successfully accomplished in this important volume. Originally published to accompany the first major exhibition of Newman's work in Germany, this is far more than a catalog of works. It is indispensable for anyone interested in understanding one of the major figures in American art of the last half of our century.
-Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Newman (1905-70), the son of Jewish Polish immigrants, worked slowly and contemplatively, unlike his frenzied friend, Jackson Pollock. He made a modest number of paintings and had few major exhibitions, yet by virtue of his "shockingly minimal" paintings and eloquently radical...