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Heinz Mack

Zero Painting. Catalogue Raisonné 1956-1966

Heinz Mack is best known for his sculptures and reliefs. In the postwar years, however, Mack created a groundbreaking series of paintings that were built on radical reductions of color and a concentration on light and rhythm. The paintings of that period—now known as the ZERO years, gave way later in the 1950s to his Dynamic Structures, works in which a painting of light is set in contrast with traditional approaches to color and structure replaces composition. This catalogue raisonné offers an unprecedented look at Mack’s early work, showing it to be indispensable to an understanding of his whole career.

520 pages | 2 volumes, 520 color plates | 10 1/4 x 11 3/4

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

Post-Colorist Painting
The Notion of Dynamic Structure in Heinz Mack’s New Concept of Painting
The New Dynamic Structure (1958)
Precursors of the Zero Paintings
Dynamic Structures in Black and White
Dynamic Structures in White
Dynamic Structures in Black
Dynamic Structures in Color
Report from the Studio
Chronological Catalogue Raisonné
ZERO Paintings with Few Details
List of Cited Short Titles
Imprint and Photo Credits

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