The New York School Press publishing company is dedicated to the production of very fine art books. It is concerned primarily with the documentation of the unique American art of the postwar period. The books are printed by Cantz in Germany. Every effort is made to achieve exceptional quality and enduring value. The books are lavishly illustrated with hundreds of 9 x 12 inch full page color reproductions on acid free double coated heavy paper stock. The bindings are library quality.
It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified...omission of African American artists
...and concentrated on 88 artists...excellent layout and superb photographs.
Beyond the names you'll immediately recognize (Pollack, De Kooning, Gorky, etc.) this alphabetically arranged set takes a fair and complete look,
including commentary from the artists.... We like Kline's ideas on size and space and also when De Kooning says, "spiritually I am wherever my spirit allows me to be."
American Abstract should be a fixture in libraries and the homes of the lovers of the form."
Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799414. New York School Press 2003;Hardcover, 12x9 inches,372 pages, 176 full page color reproductions, printed in Germany.
"Highly recommended. Libraries supporting both studio and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and above; general readers." ~ CHOICE