Within the rubric of classical modern art, the category - abstract - is still
subject to several unique and differing conceptions. This hard-cover
exhibition catalog in a folio format follows a historical lineage of
abstract painting in the later 20th Century, attempting to explain its
significance by deciphering the work of seminal artists such as Piet
Mondrian, then moving on to contemporary artists like Gerhard Richter,
Gunther Förg, David Reed, Gert and Uwe Tobias and Andreas Gursky.
Text is minimal but meaningful, compressing each artist and his or her
work into a dense paragraph. Few exhibition catalogs so closely
approximate the experience of actually visiting the exhibit, especially
with such true-to-life reproductions.