Included in this handsome catalog are hundreds of Diebenkorn's paintings, drawings, and prints covering five decades of his illustrious career. The book surveys the artist's extraordinary achievements, who successfully explored both abstract and figurative painting. Produced in a slipcase box, this is the ultimate source for art enthusiasts, from his early work of the mid-1940s to his Berkeley and Ocean Park series. The book includes not only his iconic paintings of the California landscape and interior figures but also many of his less-well-known and rarely published works.
Art historian Sasha Nicholas discusses Diebenkorn's place in postwar American painting and his independence from the art-world trends. Steven Nash conducts an interview with close friend Wayne Thiebaud, giving an artist's point of view. Kathan Brown, founder of Crown Point Press, writes of her memories of working with Diebenkorn in the early 1960s and later in the Crown Point etching studio, from 1977 until 1992.