Images of Abstract Expressionism
H. H. Arnason
Published in 1961
136 pages, completely illustrated
When you look at the foreword towards event catalogue, entitled “On Art and Terminology, ” curator and art historian, H.H. Arnason explains the early reputation for language to describe Abstract Expressionism as well as the problems that resulted from trying to categorize those musicians that extensively considered to be exponents with this action. The expression “imagists” in exhibition title, Arnason states, is employed as a gloss and criticism associated with the term "Abstract Expressionists." It's importance entirely inside framework with this event. The event Abstract Expressionists Imagists ended up being a survey of this state of Abstract Expressionism in 1961, a movement which had started round the end of WWII. Most paintings were created after 1960 and also this exhibition marked the first time they were ever exhibited. The accompanying catalogue includes reproductions of functions the sixty-four musicians and artists featured inside event and an essay by Arnason, which traces the present developments in Abstract Expressionism. It also includes brief biographical details per singer and a broad bibliography for Abstract Expressionism and every musician.