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By Ellen G. Landau

This compelling and definitive Abrams classic, now back in print, locates Jackson Pollock (American, 19121956) in the continuum of his times, recreating the social and cultural milieu of New York in the 1940s and 1950s. How did Pollock become a cult figure for the Beat Generation? What caused his reputation to continue to soar? With extensive knowledge of Pollocks habits (much of it gained through interviews), his reading, his conversation, and the exhibitions he visited, the author retraces many of the far-flung sources of Pollocks work. A wealth of comparative photographs that illustrate paintings by artists Pollock admired further explains the work of this complex, tragic, and immeasurably influential figure. Pollocks big, bold canvases are reproduced in five colors to convey the brilliance of his network of tones, his aluminum paints, and his sparkling collage materials. Gatefolds show his vast horizontal works without distortion and a chronology provides a summary of the major events of Pollocks life.

286 pages, 270 illustrations (105 in full color), 12 gatefolds. 10 1/4'' x 11 3/4''. Hardcover; clothbound with jacket.

  • 286 pages
  • 270 illustrations (105 in full color), 12 gatefolds
  • 10 1/4'' x 11 3/4''
  • Hardcover
  • Clothbound, with jacket

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Description

By Ellen G. Landau

This compelling and definitive Abrams classic, now back in print, locates Jackson Pollock (American, 19121956) in the continuum of his times, recreating the social and cultural milieu of New York in the 1940s and 1950s. How did Pollock become a cult figure for the Beat Generation? What caused his reputation to continue to soar? With extensive knowledge of Pollocks habits (much of it gained through interviews), his reading, his conversation, and the exhibitions he visited, the author retraces many of the far-flung sources of Pollocks work. A wealth of comparative photographs that illustrate paintings by artists Pollock admired further explains the work of this complex, tragic, and immeasurably influential figure. Pollocks big, bold canvases are reproduced in five colors to convey the brilliance of his network of tones, his aluminum paints, and his sparkling collage materials. Gatefolds show his vast horizontal works without distortion and a chronology provides a summary of the major events of Pollocks life.

286 pages, 270 illustrations (105 in full color), 12 gatefolds. 10 1/4'' x 11 3/4''. Hardcover; clothbound with jacket.





  • 286 pages
  • 270 illustrations (105 in full color), 12 gatefolds
  • 10 1/4'' x 11 3/4''
  • Hardcover
  • Clothbound, with jacket


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