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Baker, Kriselle, 1960-

The desire of the line : Ralph Hotere figurative works / Kriselle Baker. - Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2005. - xi, 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-32).

1. Introduction -- 2. Carnival (1962) -- 3. Woman (1962-1964) -- 4. Song cycle (1975) -- 5. An exchange of line and texture -- 6. Woman (1969-): the inheritance of the line -- 7. Repetition and the pleasure of the line -- Notes -- A note regarding the images -- Catalogue of images -- List of works. Introduction : a chronology of the figurative work -- Carnival (1962) : the subversion of Carnival -- Woman (1962-1964) : the early works -- Song cycle (1975) : the dance of the line -- An exchange of line and texture -- Woman (1969) : the inheritance of line -- Repetition and the pleasure of the line. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Carnival (1962) -- Woman (1962-1964) -- Song cycle (1975) -- An exchange of line and texture -- Woman (1969-): the inheritance of the line -- Repetition and the pleasure of the line -- Notes -- A note regarding the images -- Catalogue of images -- List of works.

"Alongside the large abstract paintings for which he is so much admired, Ralph Hotere has throughout his career produced countless beautiful figurative works - drawings and paintings. In this book Kriselle Baker introduces these works and presents a rich selection of 142 images focusing especially on the gorgeous Woman series, a constant in Hotere's work from the 1960s. These are wonderfully varied, many composed of the simplest lines effortlessly suggesting warmth, intimacy and pleasure; others have flashes of colour or denser lines. Also included are a smaller group of works from Song Cycle, originally drawn for a stage performance and evoking movement and sound. The introductory essay, in which Baker explores the history of these images, their distinctive qualities and their role in relation to Hotere's better-known work, is followed by a catalogue of 112 full-page images and a list of works."--BOOK JACKET.

1869403436 (pbk.) : $49.99


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