Northwest Mythologies: The Interactions of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson

By: Conkelton, Sheryl;Landau, Laura;Tacoma Art Museum

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Back lower corner of book has coffee stain -- or at least the outline of one, with a smaller outline on the lower R front board. Corners are sharp. The last 10 pages of the Text/interior show very very slight mars from the same cup of coffee. The rest of the book is Fine. Dust jacket shows light use, no tears. 176 pages, many large full-page prints. First Ed. "Some of the best-known modern painters in the American Northwest, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson have been called the leaders of a 'Northwest School' since the 1940s. But a detailed investigation of their interactions from 1930 to 1954 shows the perception of these four artists as a cohesive group to be a myth. Northwest Mythologies offers a new analysis of their interactions and accomplishments and places their art and ideologies in the larger context of American modernism. Constructing a chronology from letters, interviews, and new analyses of their works, Northwest Mythologies reexamines the careers and complex friendships of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson and explores their different understandings of what it meant to be an artist. This book is the first study of the four painters to finely articulate their differences and achievements, and it presents a new view of their place in American art." Published in association with the exhibition of the same name.


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Some of the best-known modern painters in the American Northwest, the artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson have been called the leaders of a "Northwest School" since the 1940s. But a detailed investigation of their interactions from 1930 to 1954 shows the perception of these four artists as a cohesive group to be a myth. "Northwest Mythologies offers a new analysis of their interactions and accomplishments, and places their art and ideologies in the larger context of American modernism. Although the four artists exchanged ideas and shared common interests, they were close friends and colleagues for only a few years around the time of World War II. Each experimented with stylistic elements admired in the others' painting, yet they produced distinctive, widely ranging bodies of work over their long careers. What fundamentally united these artists was their philosophical approach to artmaking, one that rested on humanism and their passionate belief in art as a moral pursuit. Constructing a chronology from letters, interviews, and new analyses of their works, "Northwest Mythologies reexamines the careers and complex friendships of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson, and explores their different understandings of what it meant to be an artist. This book is the first study of the four painters to finely articulate their differences and achievements, and it presents a new view of their place in American art.

Title: Northwest Mythologies: The Interactions of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson

Author: Conkelton, Sheryl;Landau, Laura;Tacoma Art Museum

Categories: Exhibition Catalog, Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Univ of Washington Pr: 2003

ISBN Number: 0295983221

ISBN Number 13: 9780295983226

Binding: Oversize Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: XL

Seller ID: 127861