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The Resource A generous vision : the creative life of Elaine de Kooning, Cathy Curtis

A generous vision : the creative life of Elaine de Kooning, Cathy Curtis

Label
A generous vision : the creative life of Elaine de Kooning
Title
A generous vision
Title remainder
the creative life of Elaine de Kooning
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Curtis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first biography of Elaine de Kooning, 'A Generous Vision' portrays a woman whose intelligence, droll sense of humor, and generosity of spirit endeared her to friends and gave her a starring role in the close-knit world of New York artists. Her zest for adventure and freewheeling spending were as legendary as her ever-present cigarette. Flamboyant and witty in person, she was an incisive art writer who expressed maverick opinions in a deceptively casual style. As a painter, she melded Abstract Expressionism with a lifelong interest in bodily movement to capture subjects as diverse as President John F. Kennedy, basketball players, and bullfights. In her romantic life, she went her own way, always keen for male attention. But she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her greatest influence; rather than being overshadowed by his fame, she worked 'in his light.'
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Cathy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.D3339
LC item number
C87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford cultural biographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Kooning, Elaine
  • De Kooning, Elaine
  • Painters
  • Women painters
  • ART
  • ART
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Painters
  • Women painters
  • United States
Label
A generous vision : the creative life of Elaine de Kooning, Cathy Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Drawing and discovering -- 2. Life with Bill -- 3. Black Mountain, Provincetown, and the Woman paintings -- 4. Illuminating art -- 5. East Hampton, pro sports, and the separation -- 6. Enchantment -- 7. Loft life, speaking out, and European vistas -- 8. Portraits as moments and memory -- 9. Painting the President -- 10. Caretaking and cave paintings
Control code
973920611
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190498474
Lccn
2017016260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027512578
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)973920611
Label
A generous vision : the creative life of Elaine de Kooning, Cathy Curtis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Drawing and discovering -- 2. Life with Bill -- 3. Black Mountain, Provincetown, and the Woman paintings -- 4. Illuminating art -- 5. East Hampton, pro sports, and the separation -- 6. Enchantment -- 7. Loft life, speaking out, and European vistas -- 8. Portraits as moments and memory -- 9. Painting the President -- 10. Caretaking and cave paintings
Control code
973920611
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190498474
Lccn
2017016260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027512578
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)973920611

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