Robert Rauschenberg: Cardboards and Related Pieces


Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925) began to investigate the boundaries between painting and sculpture in the 1950s, working with a variety of found objects in his Combine paintings and freestanding "Combines." Later, in his Cardboard series (1971--72), he confined himself to the use of cardboard boxes, eliminating virtually all imagery, reducing the palette to a near monochrome, and commenting in subtle ways on the materialism and disposability of modern life. This book is the first to focus exclusively on Rauschenberg's rarely seen "Cardboards, " along with related works from his Made in Tampa Clay, Cardbirds, Egyptian, and Venetian series.
Approximately eighty-eight "Cardboards" and related sculptural pieces, many from the artist's personal collection, are reproduced in the book. Full provenance and exhibition history are provided for each work, along with a complete bibliography. In addition, distinguished scholar Yve-Alain Bois offers an insightful essay that discusses the "Cardboards" and situates these lesser-known but critical pieces within the context of Rauschenberg's long and creative career.

Title: Robert Rauschenberg: Cardboards and Related Pieces

Author: Bois, Yve-Alain; Elliott, Clare; Helfenstein, Josef

Categories: Exhibition Catalog, Art,

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press / Menil Collection): 2007

ISBN Number: 0300123787

ISBN Number 13: 9780300123784

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Art

Size: XL

Weight: 1.00

Seller ID: 141191

Description: A clean, unmarked book in excellent condition. 152 pages. 9 3/4"w x 11 1/2"h. Exhibition catalog presenting 87 specific pieces. Includes extensive exhibitions history and bibliography. Essays by Josef Helfenstein and Yve-Alain Bois.