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Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings

Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings

by Jean Dubuffet, Thomas M. Messer (Introduction), Carol Volk (Translator)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
To characterize Dubuffet's art and essays in one word is difficult, but ``iconoclastic'' probably comes closest. Dubuffet has little use for the influence of contemporary culture on art or thought in general (hence ``asphyxiating'' culture) and is blunt in his assessment of our slavish devotion to it. His Marxist-tinged polemics become excessive at times, but it is a pleasure to find an artist who can express himself in print as well as on canvas. The title piece occupies three-quarters of the book, with three short essays added. This is the first time that a book-length work of Dubuffet has been translated, and the result is smooth and happily free of grammatical trip-ups. Terry Skeats, Bishop's Univ. Lib., Lennoxville, Quebec

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