Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Secret Sunday was the first project and the links to all the secrets can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The Book Guild is the second project and Chapter 6 starts right now!
All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite art books. The Book Guild will present this list, along with links, book reviews, giveaways, and interviews with many of your favorite authors. And as members of The Guild, I am hoping YOU will participate by leaving comments related to the books in each post - for example thoughts, book reviews, personal experiences, or a link back to your own blog posts that include artwork based on a project in the listed book.
Chapter 6: Master Class
Joseph Cornell was listed by Carmen Nessman and Robert Stockton. As a favorite, Robert chose Navigating the Imagination by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan.
"This is the catalog for the Joseph Cornell Retrospective exhibit which I saw at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2007. At 392 pages it explores Cornell’s body of work in depth."
Above is a photograph of one of Cornell's boxes that I took at Sotheby's in NYC.
David Castle selected Mark Rothko by Marjorie Cohen and Eliza Rathbone as his favorite.
Photographs I have taken of two Rothko paintings from exhibits at Sotheby's.
Basquiat edited by Marc Mayer was listed as the favorite book of K.C. Willis
Above are two pictures of Basquiat's work, also taken by me at Sotheby's.
Terry Rafferty chose Norman Rockwell:Behind the Camera by Ron Schick as one of her favorites.
Two of many favorites listed by Tracie Huskamp were Wolf Kahn Pastels...
...and Wolf Kahn's America: An Artist's Travels.
Robert Stockton also chose Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence by Debra Bricker Balken as a favorite. "A lovely book which discusses and shows how artists Arthur Dove and Georgia O’Keeffe strongly influenced and informed each other’s work, though at different times, and often indirectly.
The artwork and books of Andy Goldsworthy are definitely fan favorites.
Rosie Kearton selected Time by Andy Goldsworthy as her favorite book.
Don Madden listed Passage by Andy Goldsworthy as one of his favorites.
Nina Bagley liked "anything featuring Andy Goldsworthy!" and LaWendula "would name all books by Andy Goldsworthy. He is such an inspiration."
Personal photograph taken in 2007 from White Walls, Goldsworthy exhibition at Galerie Lelong in NYC.