Dialectical Conversions: Donald Kuspit's Art Criticismby David Craven
Pub. Date: 04/14/2011
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Few art critics in Western history have had the lasting international impact of philosopher and psychoanalyst Donald Kuspit. A student of Theodor Adorno, Kuspit introduced in the 1970s a new type of philosophical art criticism drawing on critical theory, phenomenology, and psychoanalysis. Dense and demanding, yet deft and incisive, this multifaceted art criticism
Few art critics in Western history have had the lasting international impact of philosopher and psychoanalyst Donald Kuspit. A student of Theodor Adorno, Kuspit introduced in the 1970s a new type of philosophical art criticism drawing on critical theory, phenomenology, and psychoanalysis. Dense and demanding, yet deft and incisive, this multifaceted art criticism has gained world renown for reasons that critics, art historians, and philosophers from around the world explain here. The first book about one of the most distinguished art critics in history, Dialectical Conversions is a searching survey of Kuspit's role in triggering several historic shifts within art criticism.
- Liverpool University Press
- Publication date:
- Liverpool University Press - Value-Art-Politics Series
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- 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
List of contributors
Introductory Essay by David Craven, "Donald Kuspit's Achievement,"
Donald Kuspit, "My Journey: From New York to Frankfurt & Back,"
Lawrence Alloway & Donald Kuspit, "An Editorial about Art Criticism" (1979),
The 1983 Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism to Donald Kuspit by Jeanne Siegel, Brian O'Doherty, and Diane Vanderlip,
I. Essays about Kuspit by Artists and Interviews with Artists:
1. Rudolf Baranik, "The Innovative Art Criticism of Kuspit,"
2. Anselm Kiefer "A Dialogue with Kuspit at Documenta,"
3. Georg Baselitz "A Conversation with Kuspit at the Guggenheim,"
4. April Gornik "The Significance of Kuspit's Criticism for Artists,"
5. Rosalyn Schwartz "The Impact of Kuspit's Criticism on Artists,"
II. Essays about Kuspit by Art Critics and Art Historians:
A. The USA
6. Ray Kass & Howard Risatti, "Donald Kuspit & Clement Greenberg in Dialogue,"
7. Matthew Biro, "Modern & Postmodern Art Criticism: The Unique Place of Kuspit,"
8. Matthew Baigell, "Donald Kuspit's Jewish Consciousness,"
9. Joseph Masheck, "On Kuspit, Kant, and Greenberg,"
10. Patricia Mathews, "The Engagé Art of May Stevens,"
11. Diane Waldman, "Kuspit and the New Subjectivism in the 1980s,"
12. Brian Winkenweder, "Kuspit's Humanness, Subjectivity and Psychoanalysis,"
B. Asia, Canada, Europe, and Latin America
13. Ananda Chakrabarty, "Soulages's Paintings and Kuspit's Criticism,"
14. Richard Leslie, "Dialogues in Difference: Alloway & Kuspit,"
15. Anna María Guash, "Talking With Kuspit in Barcelona,"
16. Raúl Quintanilla, "Reagan's Anti-Aesthetic and Kuspit's Criticisms,"
17. Tijen Tunali, "Abstract Art as Ideological Critique: Kuspit on Kandinsky,"
III. Selected Papers about Kuspit's Accomplishment at the International Association of Philosophy in Leeds (2003): "A Close Encounter with Donald Kuspit"
18. Mark Van Proyen, "Criticism and the 'Metaphysics' of Art: Donald Kuspit,"
19. Lucy Bowditch, "Kuspit on Gerhard Richter and the Teutonic Chill,"
20. Randall K. Van Schepen, "Dialectic & Selfhood in Kuspit's Art Criticism,"
21. Lynn M. Somers-Davis, "A Taste for Sham: Examples of Perversion & Suffering,"
A Selected Bibliography of Donald Kuspit's Writings
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