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

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

by Roger Kimball
 
Roger Kimball’s incisive essays examine the art world from a fresh, skeptical perspective.

From Gauguin and the Pre-Raphaelites to the latest exercises in artistic absurdity, Kimball’s

keen eye and lucid prose makes for bracing, entertaining reading. He sets himself dead against the

shallow rhetoric and celebrity/money culture of the contemporary art

Overview

Roger Kimball’s incisive essays examine the art world from a fresh, skeptical perspective.

From Gauguin and the Pre-Raphaelites to the latest exercises in artistic absurdity, Kimball’s

keen eye and lucid prose makes for bracing, entertaining reading. He sets himself dead against the

shallow rhetoric and celebrity/money culture of the contemporary art world, breathing new excitement

into debates over what we value in art and why. Art’s Prospect is savage and hilarious in

debunking chalatanism, but at the same time informed and insightful in revealing the best of

contemporary art.

Whether he is meditating on the concept of kitsch in the Pre-Raphaelites, the

cultural pathology that has led critics to compare Gilbert and George’s preposterous images with

the Isenheim altarpiece, or the genius of such disparate painters as Paul Gauguin and Richard

Diebenkorn, Kimball proves himself to be one of the liveliest critical minds in the art world

today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877275425
Publisher:
Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/13/2002
Series:
Cybereditions Critics Series , #1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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