The De-Definition of art

The De-Definition of art

by Harold Rosenberg
     
 

"Like the great German critic Walter Benjamin, Rosenberg is a master of dialectics whose sense of art is continuous with his sense of society, and (also like Benjamin) bears no taint of compromised, out-of-work radicalism. Instead, his radicalism is very much at work, enabling him to spot and skewer fallacies, false logic and the camouflaged nudity that is a large

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"Like the great German critic Walter Benjamin, Rosenberg is a master of dialectics whose sense of art is continuous with his sense of society, and (also like Benjamin) bears no taint of compromised, out-of-work radicalism. Instead, his radicalism is very much at work, enabling him to spot and skewer fallacies, false logic and the camouflaged nudity that is a large part of the art emperor's new wardrobe. [The De-definition of Art] detects with great sensitivity the forces that are deflecting and pressuring art in the direction of esthetic and moral nullity."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226726731
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1983
Series:
Phoenix Book Ser.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.58(d)

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