Tyler graphics - the extended image.

By: Tyler, Kenneth | WALKER ART CENTRE.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 1987; Abbeville. ISBN: 0896597504.Subject(s): Printmaking and PrintersDDC classification: 760TYL
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Book 760 TYL (Browse shelf) Not for loan 068897
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These two books will become the definitive works on the history and work of Tyler Graphics, a firm based upon the creativity and mind of master printer Kenneth Tyler. Tyler has worked with myriad fine artists, producing in collaboration with each the actual print, lithograph, or etching. Among Tyler's clients are such luminaries as Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Richard Smith, and Frank Stella. The catalogue raisonne is wonderful: it contains, for example, 51 illustrations from Albers's ``Homage to the Square'' series, and 71 Stella works are listed. For every artist included, complete information is given concerning the production of the work: the media, the number in the edition, the size, the craftsmen who produced the piece, and dates. This is a treasure for anyone interested in the production of recent American art and for anyone concerned with the sale or purchasing of art. The reproduction, in full color, is consistently superior, with excellent color fidelity on high-quality paper. Overall, the catalog raisonne is necessary in any library serving researchers in the history of art. Certainly university libraries should contain this volume. The catalog is joined by a second volume, The Extended Image, that is a presentation of eight essays on a variety of subjects relating to the work at Tyler Graphics. The essays, which are uniformly interesting, include topics as varied as the work of Michael Heizer, the earth artist, and Roy Lichtenstein. This volume is an interesting introduction to the work of Tyler Graphics, but does not replace Pat Gilmour's Ken Tyler, Master Printer and The American Print Renaissance (CH, Jul '86) (which gives a much more thorough presentation of Tyler's career at both Gemini G.E.L. and Tyler Graphics). The illustrations are generous and well selected. A library containing these two new volumes, along with Ken Tyler ... and Gemini G.E.L.; Catalogue Raisonne (1973), would be assured of an authoritative collection on printmaking in modern art. Like the earlier Gemini G.E.L., Extended Image gives the reader a descriptive journey through the works of various artists. It is an excellent companion to the catalog. Both books are highly recommended.-R.M. Labuz, Mohawk Valley Community College