New York-based painter Joan Snyder (b. 1940) has been making expressive paintings full of personal candor for over 40 years. Snyder's paintings integrate the modernist grid with raw figuration and nature. Her distinctive mark-making reveals itself in a brightly chromatic palette of pinks, reds, greens, violets; she builds up her paintings using thick mediums and collage materials including fabric, herbs and dried flowers. For 'The Summer Becomes a Room,' her 2020 exhibition at Canada, the artist-run gallery in New York, Snyder made a series of large-scale diptych and triptych paintings, which variously reference the landscape, as well as poetry and music. This book was published alongside the show and features an introduction by Wallace Whitney, essays by Sean Scully and Helen Molesworth; it features the paintings from the show as well as select works from Snyder's 2016 series titled 'Love, Mom.'
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
In A Room for the Summer, Fritz Wolff takes the reader on a memorable journey into the rough-and-tumble world of hardrock mining, recounting his experiences both above and below ground as an apprentice engineer during the late 1950s. In June 1956, at the age of eighteen, Wolff went to work
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Manchester University Press
The author uses a range of published and unpublished sources, and covers Italy, France, Britain, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands to explore the ethics, aesthetics and vanities of ambitious building.