Leo Steinberg's classic Other Criteria comprises eighteen essays on topics ranging from Contemporary Art and the Plight of Its Public and the flatbed picture plane to reflections on Picasso, Rauschenberg, Rodin, de Kooning, Pollock, Guston, and Jasper Johns. The latter, which Francine du Plessix Gray called a tour de force of critical method, is ...Read MoreLeo Steinberg's classic Other Criteria comprises eighteen essays on topics ranging from Contemporary Art and the Plight of Its Public and the flatbed picture plane to reflections on Picasso, Rauschenberg, Rodin, de Kooning, Pollock, Guston, and Jasper Johns. The latter, which Francine du Plessix Gray called a tour de force of critical method, is widely regarded as the most eye-opening analysis of the Johns's work ever written. This edition includes a new preface and a handful of additional illustrations. The art book of the year, if not of the decade and possibly of the century. . . .The significance of this volume lies not so much in the quality of its insights--although the quality is very high and the insights are important--as in the richness, precision, and elegance of its style. . . . A meeting with the mind of Leo Steinberg is one of the most enlightening experiences that contemporary criticism affords. --Alfred Frankenstein, Art News Not only one of the most lucid and independent minds among art critics, but a profound one.--Robert MotherwellRead Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Acceptable. Pages crisp and clean except for a prior owner's name on the first page and a little light foxing on the last page; binding is square and secure, though spine has a reading crease; soft cover shows scattered rubbing marks, surface chips, and two thumbnail creases on the front, spotting and some streaking on the spine and rear, otherwise sound. 436pp. w/index; black and white illustrations.
Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. viii, 436 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 26 cm. First published, 1972. A good reading copy with some underlining and marginalia. An important collection of essays on modern & contemporary art. CONTENTS: Contemporary Art and the Plight of its Public; Jasper Johns: The First Seven Years of His Art; Other Criteria; Picasso's Sleepwatchers; The Skulls of Picasso; The Algerian Women and Picasso at Large; Monet's Water Lilies; Gonzalez; Recent Drawings, USA; De Kooning's Woman; Pollock's First Retrospective; Pascin; Torsos and Raoul Hague; Fritz Garner and Philip Guston at the Modern; Paul Brach's Pictures; The Eye is a Part of the Mind; Objectivity and the Shrinking Self; Rodin.
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Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Covers show rubbing; fold on upper right front corner; back cover age-toned; a few light smudges on edges; front hinge just a bit loose; other binding tight; no marks. Large book may require extra shipping charges.
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