Like the great German critic Walter Benjamin, Rosenberg is a master of dialectics whose sense of art is continuous with his sense of society, and (also like Benjamin) bears no taint of compromised, out-of-work radicalism. Instead, his radicalism is very much at work, enabling him to spot and skewer fallacies, false logic and the camouflaged nudity ...Read MoreLike the great German critic Walter Benjamin, Rosenberg is a master of dialectics whose sense of art is continuous with his sense of society, and (also like Benjamin) bears no taint of compromised, out-of-work radicalism. Instead, his radicalism is very much at work, enabling him to spot and skewer fallacies, false logic and the camouflaged nudity that is a large part of the art emperor's new wardrobe. [The De-definition of Art] detects with great sensitivity the forces that are deflecting and pressuring art in the direction of esthetic and moral nullity.--Jack Kroll, NewsweekRead Less
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Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 256 pp., illus., index; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. CONTENTS: On the De-definition of Art. Part One-Art and Words. 1. Redmen to Earthworks. 2. De-aestheticization. 3. Educating Artists. 4. Surrealism in the Streets. 5. Art and Words. Part Two-Artists. 6. Pro-Art Dada. Jean Arp. 7. Primitive à la Mode. Jean Dubuffet. 8. Icon Maker. Barnett Newman. 9. Rothko. 10. Marilyn Mondrian. Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. 11. Young Masters, New Critics. Frank Stella. 12. Liberation from Detachment. Philip Guston. Part Three-America and Europe. 13. Europe en Route. 14. Past Machines, Future Art. 15. Paris Annexed. 16. The Thirties. 17. Ècole de New York. Part Four-The De-definition of Art. 18. Confrontation. 19. D.M.Z. Vanguardism. 20. Keeping Up. 21. The Museum Today. 22. Set Out for Clayton!
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