The Eye’s Mind: Bridget Riley: Collected Writings 1965 – 2009
This title is published and distributed by Ridinghouse in North America and by Thames & Hudson in Europe • £16.95 | $39.95 • Softback • 352 pp • 23 x 17 cm | 9.1 x 6.7 in • 92 illustrations, 42 in colour • ISBN 978 1 905464 22 7
This volume brings together essays by and interviews with the leading abstract artist, Bridget Riley, originally published over the past forty years. Divided into three sections – Autobiographical, Development as a Painter and On Art and Other Artists – the writings reveal Riley’s relationship to different topics over time, including the term ‘Abstract’; the influence of Seurat and Cézanne; the role of colour and painting throughout art history; the importance of perception and much more. The book includes interviews with preeminent art historians such as David Sylvester, Mel Gooding and Lynne Cooke as well as in-depth studies of other artists: Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman and Georges Seurat. Riley’s writings reveal a passionate and articulate engagement with her work and the history of art.