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Author Bontecou, Lee, 1931-
Title Lee Bontecou : drawn worlds / Michelle White ; with writings by Dore Ashton and Joan Banach.
Imprint Houston : The Menil Collection ; [2014]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press.

Author Bontecou, Lee, 1931-
Subject Bontecou, Lee, 1931- -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name White, Michelle, 1979-
Ashton, Dore,
Banach, Joan,
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.),
Princeton University. Art Museum,
Add Title Drawn worlds
Description 144 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Note "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Lee Bontecou: drawn worlds, organized by The Menil Collection, Houston, curated by Michelle White. The Menil Collection, Houston, January 31-May 11, 2014; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, June 28-September 21, 2014"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-143).
Contents Lee Bontecou's drawn worlds / Michelle White -- On Lee Bontecou / Dore Ashton -- Lee Bontecou's ledger / Joan Banach.
Summary "Lee Bontecou (born 1931) established a significant reputation in the 1960s with pioneering sculptures and reliefs made of raw and expressionistic materials. Her art is simultaneously organic and mechanical, and infused with biological, geological, and technological motifs. These same qualities also animate a less-known but compelling body of work: her drawings. Ranging from her early soot on paper works created using powder from a welding torch to recent drawings in pencil and colored pencil that evoke cosmoses and microcosmic worlds, this stunning book is the first retrospective survey of Bontecou's consistently innovative drawings. More than sixty full-color plates, populated by imagery ranging from black voids to mechanomorphs to hybrid descendants of teeth, plants, and fish, are complemented by original essays from leading scholars who explore themes such as the drawings' historical contexts, Bontecou's use of the iconography of the void, and the eco-apocalyptic themes of an artist who came of age in the roiling political atmosphere of the 1960s", viewed April 10, 2014.
ISBN 9780300204131 (hardcover)
0300204132 (hardcover)
OCLC # 861671716

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