"Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."--"The New York Times""Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."--"The New York Times"Read Less
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Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 278 pp.; 21 cm. First published, 1961. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Older edition, in yellow wraps. Love him or hate him, this remains the single most important volume of American art criticism. CONTENTS: [1. ] Culture in general: Avant-garde and Kitsch; The plight of culture; [2. ] Art in Paris: The later Monet; Renoir; Cezanne; Picasso at seventy-five; Collage; Georges Rouault; Braque; Marc Chagall; Master Leger; Jacques Lipchitz; Kandinsky; Soutine; The School of Paris: 1946; Contributions to a symposium; [3. ] Art in general: "Primitive" painting; Abstract, representational, and so forth; The new sculpture; Partisan Review "Art Chronicle": 1952; The crisis of the easel picture; Modernist sculpture, its pictorial past; Wyndham Lewis against abstract art; Byzantine parallels; On the role of nature in modernist painting; [4. ] Art in the United States: Thomas Eakins; John Marin; Winslow Homer; Hans Hofmann; Milton Avery; David Smith; "American-type" painting; The late thirties in New York; [5. ] Literature: T.S. Eliot: a book review; A Victorian novel; Bertolt Brecht's poetry; Kafka's Jewishness.
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