OUT OF STOCK
Marjorie B. Cohn, Franz Meyer, Eliza E. Rathbone, Jeffrey Weiss, Oliver Wick
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2008
out of print
By means of Rothko’s central work groups from all creative periods – among them the Rothko Room in the Phillips collection and the Harvard Murals of Harvard University – this book takes a look at the artist’s continuous endeavour to attain “a consummated experience between picture and onlooker”. Rothko’s adamant insistence on controlling the presentation of his works set him apart from the art scene of his time as early as the beginning of the fifties. His large-format pictures were to be hung closely together in small rooms with soft lighting to provide an immediate experience – a concept which has been most famously and definitively realized in the Rothko Chapel in Houston.