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Etel Adnan - Contemporary Painters Series (Hardback)
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Etel Adnan - Contemporary Painters Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 07/06/2018
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Etel Adnan (b.1925) is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist. This will be the first book to present a full account of Adnan's fascinating life and work, using the drama of her biography, the complexity of her identity, and the cosmopolitan nature of her experience to illuminate the many layers and dimensions of her paintings and their progress over several crucial decades. Adnan came relatively late to painting - her first images were created in the mid-1960s in response to the Californian landscape. Her vocabulary of lines, shapes and colours has changed little since then, and yet there are huge variations in mood, texture, composition and material. Similarly, there is a balance between understanding her paintings as pure abstractions, emulating the shape of thought, and seeing them for the actual landscapes of the many places Adnan has loved, embraced and responded to. Tackling the complexities of her subject with skill and insight, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie unpacks Adnan's multi-layered career to capture the full scope of her artistic endeavours and impressive achievements.

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781848222663
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Reading this account, our experience of both Adnan's painting and poetry can only be enriched.' - Isaac Nugent, Burlington Contemporary
'In a new survey of the artist's work, Etel Adnan, critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie nimbly thinks across and between Adnan's fraternal endeavors [poetry and painting]. Her descriptions of individual works are melodic, vivid set pieces in themselves, keeping steady rhythm with the nearly one hundred reproductions woven throughout the text.' - Corrine Fitzpatrick, Bookforum

'Author Kaelen Wilson-Goldie reveals the radical power of abstract painter Etel Adnan's life and work in a new book.' - Shirine Saad, Hyperallergic

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