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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fine Art Books ~New York School Press

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.

 Reders's opinion:
 "Almost Perfect-Very Important":
"Best and most Complete Study of  The NY School to date!": opinion opinion   

 CHOICE CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC  LIBRARIES  February 2001:  "The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for artists' biographies, for exhibition documentation, or as the history of  a specific artistic movement. Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates through faculty." Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799406  New York School Press, 2000. Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,  176 full-page color art reproductions, printed in Germany,  393 pages, indexes. 265 artists are documented.

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 OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE ~ CHOICE, 2003 "This excellent publication builds on the earlier [above] publication.
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. 
"Highly recommended"

2005 WRITERS NOTES BOOK AWARD, April 19, 2005

"Herskovic overviews American abstract expressionism with this hefty volume of plates.
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
 "Researchers will seek out this well designed selection."

 ~Library Journal August 2003.

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799414. New York School Press 2003;Hardcover, 12x9 inches,372 pages, 176 full page color reproductions, printed in Germany. 

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"Highly recommended. Libraries supporting both studio
 and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and above; general readers." ~ CHOICE 

Readers' opinion:
 It is an important contribution to the study of Abstract Expressionism. 58 painters and sculptors are featured. Each of these artists have 2 works shown (full page) one abstract and one figurative work and an artist's statement. The reproductions are excellent. There is also a Bio, and a listing of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions for each of these artists. An amazing amount of research and love went into this new production of the New York and Californian Schools abstract and figurative expressionism. You can see that these schools were actually a bonafide community of  artists. This 254 page book was sumptuously printed and has a 12 x 9 1/2 inch format. The book has a black cloth  binding and a handsome dust jacket with ALL the names of  the listed artists. This platinum dust-jacket has black and red lettering which pops-out and is a stunning tribute to the artists. Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799422 New York School Press, 2009. Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches, 116 full-page color art reproductions, printed in Germany,
 254 pages, indexes. 58 artists are documented.
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The book will demonstrates through 126 full page color reproductions that Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists.

All the books by Marika Herskovic/New York School Press are available at:

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