About the Book

About Rothko

About Rothko

June 2003
Trade Paperback · 240 Pages
$26.00 U.S. · $31.50 CAN · £17.99 U.K. · €18.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780306812644
Da Capo Press


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As the Washington Post says, "Dore Ashton brings the reader to the very core of Mark Rothko's art." She draws on her countless interviews with the artist—giving little credence to the false mythology surrounding his work—to take us to the heart of Rothko's painting, showing its derivation from his reading, travel, and thought.

About the Author

Dore Ashton's books include A Joseph Cornell Album, Picasso on Art, A Critical Study of Philip Guston, A Fable of Modern Art, The New York School, Noguchi East and West, and A Reading of Modern Art. She lives in New York City.