"Opens a window on the mind and career of a painter. . . . A welcome and worthy addition to the literature of contemporary art." -Miami Herald Now available in a well-priced paperback edition, this award-winning study explores the life and work of Susan Rothenberg, "a major talent" (Robert Hughes, Time) who is "one of the best artists of her generation" (Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times) and "our best painter's painter" (Peter Plagens, Newsweek). Illustrated with original documentary photographs and nearly 90 colorplates, including three gatefolds, the book puts Rothenberg's arresting images of horses, body fragments, dancers, and spinners in context-and examines how her personal emblems and experiences figure in her work. 161 illustrations, 87 in full color, 3 gatefolds, 10 x 11" JOAN SIMON is a writer and independent curator specializing in contemporary art. The former managing editor of Art in America, she is the author of studies on Jenny Holzer and Bruce Nauman.