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Anne TruittPerception and Reflection

Published by GILES in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Available in North America and Canada exclusively from D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers


Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 176 pages, 280 x 240 mm (9½ x 11 in.), portrait, hardback PLC with jacket

Illustrations — Up to 150 colour and 12 b & w illustrations

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£40.00 / US$55.00

ISBN — 978-1-904832-61-4

Book Details (pdf) — Anne-Truitt-AI-LR.pdf

Press Release — Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection

News  —  Anne Truitt show to open in London

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The first complete monograph of the artist, which includes a full survey of 50 of Anne Truitt’s sculptures and over 40 two-dimensional works made during the artist's 40-year career, up to her death in 2004 Features essays by organizing curator Kristen Hileman and leading scholar James Meyer that interpret Truitt’s career and her place within the broader context of American abstraction

About the Book

Anne Truitt, an artist based in Washington, D.C. for most of her career, remains an under-recognized force in art post-1960, partly because she pursued a staunchly independent course in her art: not only did she take a different path from the Color Field artists often associated with Washington, D.C., but she created reduced geometric abstraction that deviated from the approaches of Minimalist artists in some significant ways. This volume, which accompanied the first major retrospective exhibition of Anne Truitt’s work in over 30 years, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 2009, forms an important part of the re-evaluation of Truitt’s art, due to the scope of work which it presents. Whilst Truitt’s work has featured as part of larger surveys of Minimalism, as well as in Truitt’s own artist’s journals it has never before been the subject of a complete monographic survey. Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection significantly increases our understanding of post-1960’s art.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Hileman the organizing curator of the exhibition, is associate curator, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where she recently curated The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, Part II: Realisms (2008), and has worked with such artists as John Baldessari, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Wolfgang Tillmans; James Meyer is Winship Distinguished Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University and the author of Minimalism: Art & Polemics in the Sixties (Yale, 2001) and Themes & Movements: Minimalism (Phaidon, 2000). He organised the Anne Truitt exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University in 2004. He also co-authored Howard Hodgkin with Nicholas Serota (Tate Britain, 2006)