HERON, Patrick). BYATT, A.S. SYLVESTER, David, ed. GAYFORD, Martin.
Title: Patrick Heron. Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1998, ISBN:1854372505
Seller ID: 106538
(HERON, Patrick). Patrick Heron. Edited by David Sylvester. With an essay by A.S. Byatt. And an interview by Martin Gayford. [Foreword by Nicholas Serota. Supporter's foreword: Wilf Weeks]. (London): Tate Gallery Publishing, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (5),6-192. Illustrated, largely in colour. Double column. 4to, illustrated yellow, white, black and red card covers with red lettering to front cover, red and black lettering to spine, and french flaps. "A leading figure in twentieth-century British art, Patrick Heron hasplayed a major role in the development of post-war abstract art. However, much of his work also reflects the influence of the extraordinary light, colour, shapes and textures to be found in the garden and landscape surrounding his house in Cornwall. He has vigorously pursued the ideal of an art of pure visual sensation. As far back as 1962 he explicitly claimed that 'colour is both the subject and the means; the form and the content; the image and the meaning, in my painting today. In this catalogue, published to accompany the major retrospective at the Tate gallery, over seventy paintings bythe artist are reproduced as colour plates. These works range from small o ils to enormous canvases: selected by David Sylvester, the curator of the exhibition, they trace the developments in Heron's style over sixty years." - from the front flap. Contents: 1. David Sylvester's "The Most Damning Thing You Could Say"; 2. A.S. Byatt's "A Riddel around the Edges of Vision"; 3. Martin Gayford's "Looking is more interesting than doing anything else, ever: An Interview with Patrick Heron"; 4. Catalogue; 5. List of works; 6. Selected Writings on Patrick Heron [by] Alan Bowness, James Faure Walker, Alan Gouk, and Peter Fuller. With chronology, bibliography and index. Very good. 45.00