Vitamin p2 : new perspectives in painting.

Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Phaidon Press Ltd, 2011Description: 352 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9780714861609.Subject(s): Painting - Theory, Practice and Movements | Painting, Modern-20th century | Painting, Modern-21st centuryDDC classification: 759.06VIT
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An up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 artists from around the world, Vitamin P2 allows the reader to look at the medium in detail, to study painting's unique properties in relation to itself, in relation to contemporary art and in relation to the world at large.

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Vitamin P2 is art book publisher Phaidon's newest addition to its popular series of Vitamin titles--each dedicated to a specific artistic discipline and illustrated by the works of artists emerging on the international scene. Affiliated works include Vitamin D (CH, Jul'06, 43-6326), Vitamin 3-D (2009), Vitamin Ph (CH, May'07, 44-4874), and the forthcoming Vitamin Green, covering sustainable design and architecture. Characterized by breadth and currency rather than stylistic or conceptual coherency, P2 is energetic and ample in both selection and scope (representing more than 100 painters), and generous with its reproductions. As a follow-up to the inaugural volume, Vitamin P (2005), P2 seeks to extend its predecessor's success and reaffirm painting as the center of contemporary artistic practice. The book's slightly revamped design incorporates a more readable font that accentuates the critical presentation and commentary. The compendium's greatest utility is as a primer for developing artists--although its legacy may reside in the evocation of a time distinguished by a particular interchange among curators, critics, artists (suggestion: Vitamin C--Curating and Criticism), and economies. Although hardly surprising, worth noting is that this volume's representation of "international" corresponds almost directly with the world's major economies (suggestion: Vitamin G20). Summing Up: Recommended. Professionals/practitioners, upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers. E. Baden Warren Wilson College