This is a Robert Rauschenberg : A Retrospective Hardcover Book – October 31, 1997.
This lavishly illustrated monograph addresses the full scope and complexity of Rauschenberg's work. Accompanying a major traveling retrospective organized by Walter Hopps and Susan Davidson, this catalogue is the definitive source on the artist, and it shows, for the first time in one volume, Rauschenberg's development of particular motifs over the course of his career. Five essays by the exibition's curators and other scholars interpret specific aspects of Rauschenberg's oeuvre while highlighting his unique contribution across disciplines. Three essays for former and current collaborators reveal the artist's working process in the fields of performance and technology-based art. Nine overviews to the full-color plate sections demonstrate how Rauschenberg's work falls into destinct artistic cycles. An exhaustive chronology, including scores of documentary photographs, examines the artist's life and career. Completeing the book are exhibition and performance histories and a bibliography, all reflecting the most current research on this major figure in American art.