André Thomkins - Lackskins

Stephan Kunz

Published by Scheidegger & Spiess Mai 2012, 2012
ISBN 10: 3858813648 / ISBN 13: 9783858813640
Used / Taschenbuch / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Neuware - André Thomkins (1930-1985) ist als meisterhafter Zeichner und Wortkünstler bekannt, der die klassischen Bildmedien wie wenig andere beherrschte, gleichzeitig aber mit verschiedenen Techniken und Materialien experimentierte. Er war 'bekannt als Meister des Nebensächlichen, des Tangentialen, des Anekdotischen' (Art on Paper, New York). Immer auf der Suche nach neuen Möglichkeiten des Ausdrucks, entwickelte Thomkins ab Mitte der 1950er-Jahre eine neue Technik: seine 'Lackskins', in denen er mit Lack auf Wasser malte und auf diese Weise Bilder von ungeheurer imaginativer Wirkung erzeugte. Die Lackskins scheinen 'so unkontrolliert wie das Wetter' (Artforum, London), sie kombinieren Spontaneität und Berechnung auf berauschende, aber kühle Weise und nehmen so die chromatisch abstrakte Malerei jüngerer Generationen vorweg. Das vorliegende Buch und die Ausstellung im Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur zeigen nun erstmals umfassend diese grossartige Werkgruppe, die überraschend viele Facetten der Kunst von André Thomkins offenbart und einen neuen Zugang zu seinem faszinierenden Werk eröffnet. Erscheint zur Ausstellung im Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur (26. Mai bis 26. August 2012). 160 pp. Englisch, Deutsch. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis: André Thomkins (1930–85) was a renowned draftsman, painter, and word artist who combined a classic mastery of artistic media with a sense of whimsy and experimentation influenced by both surrealism and Dadaism. In the 1950s, Thomkins created what he called “Lackskins” by applying gloss paint to water. In a method similar to marbling paper, Thomkins would then use paper to pick up the abstract pattern of the paint on the surface of the water. He discovered this new approach to painting after he observed that glossy paint left a film of color on the surface of the water as he washed his paintbrushes. With great care and genuine curiosity Thomkins manipulated the color on the top of the water and created what he described as “something planetary, very light, and fluctuating.” Each piece combines the calculation of a watchful artist with the spontaneity of water in motion, resulting in works that are intoxicating but distant, colorful but unknowable. These pieces foreshadowed the later chromatic abstract paintings of younger generations.
Published to coincide with a exhibition of the Lackskins in the Bundner Kunstmuseum Chur, André Thomkins–Lackskins is the first comprehensive presentation of these works. Stylish and well-crafted, the book includes images of the Lackskins along with scholarship on Thomkins contributed by art historians. Thomkins’s own writing on the process and theory behind the Lackskins is also collected in this volume.

About the Author: Stephan Kunz was curator at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau from 1988 to 2011 and is now the director of the Bundner Kunstmuseum Chur. Dagmar Streckel is the curator of André Thomkins’s estate at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: André Thomkins - Lackskins
Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess Mai 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Taschenbuch
Book Condition: Neu

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Scheidegger and Spiess
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scheidegger and Spiess. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 3858813648 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z3858813648Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 21.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephan Kunz; Dagmar Streckel
Published by Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess (2015)
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ludilivre Photobooks
(FONTAINEBLEAU, France)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess, 2015. Book Condition: D'occasion - Très bon état. Bookseller Inventory # BM-7ZK5-RMTM

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 18.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 8.09
From France to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephan Kunz
Published by Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess (2016)
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess, 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CW-9783858813640

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 25.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 9.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kunz, Stephan (Editor)/ Streckel, Dagmar (Editor)
Published by Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag (2013)
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. bilingual edition. 159 pages. 9.00x7.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __3858813648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 33.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 18426649-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 34.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Edited by Stephan Kunz and Dagmar Streckel
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 3858813648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 38.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Scheidegger and Spiess (2013)
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scheidegger and Spiess, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3858813648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 42.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag. Book Condition: New. pp. 160. Bookseller Inventory # 58592110

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 49.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Stephan Kunz
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Andre Thomkins is renowned as an artist treating imagery, forms and materials as well as language in playful and experimental ways. His mastery of the classical visual art med.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 160 pages. 0.522. Bookseller Inventory # 9783858813640

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 56.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 28.45
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stephan Kunz, Dagmar Streckel
Published by Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag, Switzerland (2013)
ISBN 10: 3858813648 ISBN 13: 9783858813640
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller
The Book Depository EURO
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag, Switzerland, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bilingual. Language: German,English . Brand New Book. Andre Thomkins is renowned as an artist treating imagery, forms and materials as well as language in playful and experimental ways. His mastery of the classical visual art media was unparalleled, yet he also experimented with different techniques and materials. Within Thomkins s oeuvre, his works of the 1950s in particular are characterised by a pronounced love of experimentation. During this period, he developed his Lackskins by painting with gloss paint on water. He had stumbled across this special technique by chance: cleaning his paint brushes in water, he noticed that the gloss paint he had used left a film on the surface that formed an image. He began deliberately manipulating that floating film of paint and eventually lifted the resulting image from the water with a sheet of paper, achieving something planetary, very light and fluctuating (Andre Thomkins). This wonderful book, Andre Thomkins: Lackskins is the first comprehensive presentation of these beautiful works. Text in English German. Bookseller Inventory # AAR9783858813640

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 59.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 1 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book