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Art's Prospect: A Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity
     

Art's Prospect: A Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity

by Roger Kimball, Roger Kimaball
 

Most of the really invigorating action in the art world today is a quiet affair, Mr. Kimball observes. It usually involves not the latest thing but permaneZnt things—they can be new or old, but their relevance is measured not by the buzz they create but by the silences they inspire. With reviews and essays composed over the last twenty years and revised for

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Most of the really invigorating action in the art world today is a quiet affair, Mr. Kimball observes. It usually involves not the latest thing but permaneZnt things—they can be new or old, but their relevance is measured not by the buzz they create but by the silences they inspire. With reviews and essays composed over the last twenty years and revised for this book, Art's Prospect illuminates some of the chief spiritual itineraries of modern art. There is much to be learned and enjoyed in these stimulating, provocative, and elegant essays. —Paul Johnson

Editorial Reviews

Artschuttlebutt.com
An approach that, in many ways, I very much enjoy.
— Keith Russell
Frederick Morgan
One of the ablest and most philosophically skilled critics on the current scene.
John Gross
A trenchant and courageous critic...his positive values and his historical grasp make him far more than a mere polemicist.
Gertrude Himmelfarb
One of the most candid and perceptive critics of American culture.
Paul Johnson
There is much to be learned and enjoyed in these stimulating, provocative, and elegant essays.
The New York Times - Catherine Saint Louis
A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing.
Artschuttlebutt.Com - Keith Russell
An approach that, in many ways, I very much enjoy.
Weekly Standard
Kimball knows his business.... His reviews make me hungry to see what I've missed.
The Tennessean
Kimball's art reviews are lucid mini-educations in the exercise of taste.
New York Times Book Review
A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing.
— Catherine Saint Louis
New York Times
A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing.
— Catherine Saint Louis
First Things
Roger Kimball of the New Criterion is at it again, for which throughtful readers should be grateful.
Cybereditions Critics Series
His positions are not always predictable but are consistently well argued.
Art Scope
Witty, insightful, and inciting compilation of twenty years of art reviews.... Kimball's opinions have an appealing candor, and, delivered in a lively colloquial style, make for engaging, intelligent reading.
Artschuttlebutt.Com
An approach that, in many ways, I very much enjoy.
— Keith Russell
The Weekly Standard
Kimball knows his business.... His reviews make me hungry to see what I've missed.
The New York Times
A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing.
— Catherine Saint Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566635103
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.61(d)

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John Gross
A trenchant and courageous critic...his positive values and his historical grasp make him far more than a mere polemicist.
Gertrude Himmelfarb
One of the most candid and perceptive critics of American culture.

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