Monograph on the California-based painter Jay Defeo and, in particular, her monumental work, The Rose. Edited by Jane Green and Leah Levy, with an introduction by Marla Prather, and essays by David A. Ross, Martha Sherrill, Walter Hopps, Bill Berkson, Lucy R. Lippard, Sandra S. Phillips, Greil Marcus, Niccolo Caldararo, Richard Cándida Smith, and Carter Ratcliff. Chronology by Judith Dunham. Includes list of illustrations with photo credits, selected bibliography, notes on the contributors, and an index. Printed in color and black-and-white.