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Jasper Johns (Modern Masters Series, Vol. 7)
by Richard Francis. 
Paperback (August 1990)

Figuring Jasper Johns (Essays in Art and Culture)
by Fred Orton.
Hardcover (December )

Jasper Johns: A Retrospective
by Jasper Johns, Glenn Lowry, Kirk Varnedoe
In any survey of the art of the second half of this century, Jasper Johns is a central figure. This comprehensive book is the most authoritative and complete book to date on this important North American artist. This lavish volume contains 483 illustrations, including 261 in full color and four foldouts. Johns's entire oeuvre is arranged in sections corresponding to each era of his career in all media--paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. With its scholarly essays, beautiful color plate reproductions, and extensive bibliography and chronology, this book is sure to become the definitive resource on Jasper Johns.
from Museum of Modern Art, New York

Johns (Great Modern Masters Series)
by Jasper Johns, Alberto Curotto (Translator), Jose Maria Faerna (Editor)
Hardcover - 64 pages (December )
Abradale Press; ISBN: 0810946831

'Seasons' Jasper Johns : Jasper Johns
by Barbara Bertozzi, David Whitney(Editor). 
Paperback (December )

Figuring Jasper Johns
by Fred Orton

Jasper Johns
by Richard Francis 
Paperback 1st Ed. edition (August 1990)
Abbeville Press, Inc.; ISBN: 0896594440
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Jasper Johns : Writings, Sketchbook Notes, Interviews
by Jasper Johns, et al.
Published in conjunction with the 1996-97 retrospective exhibition of Jasper Johns's work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this book is the very first to place this prolific artist in the context of his own words and private writings. This unprecedented collection of notes from Johns's private sketchbooks, published writings, interviews, and conversations with critics, friends, and other writers--many never before published in English--is an indispensable reference work for anyone interested in learning more about this profound American artist. Also included are 51 rare black-and-white photographs of the artist at work.
Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.99 x 9.88 x 6.40 
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York; (July 15, )
ISBN: 0870703862
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Grand Street 54: Space (Fall )
by Jean Stein (Editor), et al. 
Paperback ()
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Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospecitve
by Micheal Crighton
This little book has an essay at the front by Leo Castelli, the legendary New York art dealer who in the late 1950s snapped up the young Jasper Johns for his stable of new artists--nearly all of whom became wildly successful. Most of the rest of the book is like a snapshot album, immersing the reader in pictures of Johns, his studio, his paintings, and historical artifacts. These last include the Art News magazine cover of 1958 that put Johns on the map. Speaking of maps, there are reproductions of Johns's famous U.S. maps, and also of his targets and the late double shadow, crosshatch paintings. In the back of the book, there is a brief chronology, plus captions explaining the preceding plates. It's a surprisingly good idea to place them at the end--nicely non-intrusive. 

Read Castelli's essay to get a sense of the renowned and perspicacious Leo Castelli, rather than for what it tells you about Johns. For that, there are hundreds of other sources. One startlingly thoughtful analysis of Johns's work appears in James Fenton's book Leonardo's Nephew. Castelli reveals that MoMA's Tom Hess had "a friend" buy one of Johns's early American flag paintings for the museum in order to bypass a conservative acquisitions committee. Fenton tells us it was the architect Philip Johnson, and that it then took 15 years for MoMA to wrest it from Johnson's appreciative grasp. --Peggy Moorman -
Hardcover - 80 pages
Vendome Pr; ISBN: 0789300850
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Criteria of Identity : A Comparative Analysis of Raymond Federman's 'the Voice in the Closet' and Selected Works by Jasper Johns (Aachen British And)
by Evamaria Erdpohl
Paperback (May 1992)
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Jasper Johns
by Roberta Bernstein (Editor), Norma Broude (Editor). Paperback (June 1992)
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