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Robert Rauschenberg


This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation


Catherine Craft


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  • This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation
  • Covers the full span of the artist’s work, exploring its origins, development, style, themes, meanings and media
  • Stimulating, up-to-date and a pleasure to read, this is the perfect and indispensable introduction to Rauschenberg and his work

This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation.

The work of Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) has had a profound impact on avant-garde art from the 1950s onwards. A pioneer of multimedia art, this book explores his experimentations from his Combines (works melding painting and sculpture), prints, silkscreen paintings to his use of technology and his collaborations with choreographers such as Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown.

SPECIFICATIONS

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Pages: 144 pp
Illustrations: 120 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714861517

 

 
Catherine Craft was a contributing author to the exhibition catalogue Robert Rauschenberg: Haywire – Major Technological Works of the 1960s (1997). She has written numerous articles on newly discovered writings by the artist, published in Art in America and The Burlington Magazine. She is adjunct assistant curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas.

 

 
Contents and Sections:

Acting in the gap between art and life
The early years - From Texas to New York

Focus 1: Photography
Monochromes and experimental works
Focus 2: Erased De Kooning drawing
The combines
Focus 3: Monogram
Transfer drawings, printmaking and the silkscreen paintings
Focus 4: Dante's Inferno
Focus 5: Barge
Beyond painting: the late 1960s and early 1970s
Focus 6: Technology
Focus 7: Performanca
Focus 8: Fabris
Return to painting and photography
Focus 9: Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI)
Focus 10: Bible Bike (Borealis)
Chronology
Further reading
List of works


 

 
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