The truth is always grey [electronic resource] : a history of modernist painting / Frances Guerin
- Guerin, Frances
- Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, 
- Physical Description:
- 339 pages,16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Introduction: The Color Grey -- 1. What Is Grey Painting? Tracing a Historical Trajectory -- 2. Visualizing Modern Life: Photography's Influence on Nineteenth-Century Grey Painting -- 3. Grey Abstraction: Form and Function in American Postwar Painting -- 4. Beyond Modernist Abstraction: The Social Significance of Grey Painting -- 5. Reinvention and Perpetuation: The Possibility of Grey for Gerhard Richter -- Epilogue: The Irresolution of Grey -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
- "Frances Guerin argues that painters select grey to respond to a key question of modernist art: What is painting? Presenting an impressive range of canonical paintings across centuries, this book is a treatise on color that allows us to see something entirely new in familiar paintings and encourages our appreciation for the innovation and dynamism of the color grey"--
- 9781517900441 (hardback) and 9781517900458 (pb)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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