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Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings

Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings
Harry Cooper and Ron Spronk
ISBN 1-891771-17-5
304 pages;
9x11 in.
118 color and 112 b&w illustrations
Paper,
$18.00

In this groundbreaking book, the authors investigate the artist’s transatlantic paintings—17 works Mondrian brought with him when he left Europe for New York and later reworked.

This collaborative study offers an intimate look into the studio of one of the greatest modern artists and establishes a new model for integrating art history, theory, and technical analysis.

Featured are such major paintings as Place de la Concorde (1938–43) from the Dallas Museum of Art and No. 12 (1936–42) from the National Gallery of Canada. Each work is discussed in a comprehensive entry accompanied by a dazzling array of illustrations that take the reader under the surface of the painting to reveal its genesis.

Catalogue of an exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums, April 28–July 22, 2001, and Dallas Museum of Art, August 19-­November 25, 2001.

Harry Cooper is the former curator of modern art at the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum; Ron Spronk is a former associate curator for research at the Harvard Art Museums/Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.