Compendium of transcribed texts by artists, dealers, and collectors edited by Emile De Antonio and Mitch Tuchman from the film of the same title. Includes Josef Albers, Leo Castelli, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Henry Gelzahler, Clement Greenberg, Thomas Hess, Jasper Johns, Philip Johnson, Hilton Kramer, Philip Leider, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Phillip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, William Rubin, Ethel Scull, Robert Scull, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. Includes a selected chronology and an index. "Painters Painting began with hundreds of hours of interviews made for the classic documentary of the same name by the well-known filmmaker Emile de Antonio. Some 700 pages of transcripts, including much that did not appear in the film, were turned over to Mitch Tuchman, who edited this wealth of material into a coherent chronological narrative. The result is a fast-paced exchange of ideas that gives the reader a sense of eavesdropping on a an unusually articulate bull session rather than studying art history. In talking about their experiences, de Kooning, Newman, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol, and all the rest capture the messy complexity of art-making with a candor and an immediacy all too often lacking in more conventional texts." -- from interior flap.