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Description - Philip Taaffe by John Yau

This book presents a comprehensive view of the work of American painter Philip Taaffe (b.1955), who has expanded the parameters of painting through his use of silkscreen, linocuts, collage, stencils, gouache, chine-coll , marbling, acrylic, enamel, watercolor, and gold leaf. Possessing many technical skills, Taaffe has moved decisively between unique pictorial inventions and repeated patterns and images, as well as overlaying divergent modes of representation, such as pattern and biomorphic abstraction. John Yau's insightful text is the first to look at every part of Taaffe's artistic development, from the works he made at Cooper Union, while a student of Hans Haacke, to the present. It pays special attention to Taaffe's acquisition of different techniques, as well as investigating his various sources of inspiration, which include the work of experimental filmmakers Maya Deren, Joseph Cornell, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner and Harry Smith, and the paintings of Swiss artist Andr Thomkins (1930-1985).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848222632
ISBN-10: 1848222637
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 240mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Yau

John Yau is an award-winning poet, art critic and curator who has published many books of poetry, fiction and art criticism. He is the author of a volume on American painter Thomas Nozkowski for the Lund Humphries Contemporary Painters Series.

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