Rauschenberg, Art and Life

Rauschenberg, Art and Life

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Baker & Taylor
A revised edition of a retrospective on the Venice Biennale grand prize-winning artist incorporates the last ten years of his career including his retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim in 1997, in a lavishly illustrated portrait that traces his early years, the creation of his famous combines, his work with new technologies, and the establishment of ROCI. 15,000 first printing.

Book News
Despite a broken hip, a temporarily debilitating stroke, and his battle with alcoholism, Rauschenberg has been hard at work in the years since the first edition of this authorized biography was published in 1990. This revised edition incorporates evaluations and reproductions of his approximately 2,000 new works called "Scenarios"--large, scenic paintings comprising manipulated imagery and expressive brushwork. There are also new anecdotes, new quotes from Rauschenberg himself, and new entries in his already impressive lists of awards, exhibitions, and reviews. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In preparing this book, the author interviewed just about everybody who has been important to Rauschenberg over the course of some six decades. Fresh anecdotes complement those already familiar to Rauschenberg followers, and new contributions from the artist further personalize and update this biography.
With 200 illustrations - 92 in full color - Rauschenberg/Art and Life is an impressive portrait of the artist. In addition to the scores of works of art reproduced (paintings, combines, floor and wall constructions, prints made at U.L.A.E., and more), are personal photographs of Rauschenberg and his friends and family, creating in sum an intimate portrait of this living legend. A special feature of the book are the many reproductions, for the first time, of his most recent and significant work - ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange) - a continually evolving body of work developed and exhibited in countries all over the world.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2004
Edition: New ed., rev. and expanded
ISBN: 0810955881 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: B RAUSCHENBERG 2004
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm

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