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Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries
     

Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries

by Donald Kuspit
 

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In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections

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In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections on art, artists, and art criticism constitute an eclectic exploration of the ways in which art and art criticism have influenced contemporary thought and psychology. The book's investigation into the social impact of artwork also reflects on the inner life of the artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581150551
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Aesthetics Today Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Jack Spector
Donald Kuspit, celebrated as a cogent writer on aesthetic theory and practice, reveals himself in his concrete pieces on art and in his discussions of authoritarian abstraction as a perceptive art critic possessing insight into the psychologies of creation and discussion. With rare power and intellectual stamina he has maintained a productivity amazing both in its quantity and quality. This collection of essays, stretching across three turbulent decades, transcends its diversity and offers a moral axis for an unstable and anxious generation. (Jack Spector, distinguished professor of art history, Rutgers University)
Matthew Baigell
This collection of material by and about Donald Kuspit highlights his extraordinarily wide-ranging and sustained virtuoso performance for the last few decades. His comprehensive knowledge of contemporary art is, all at once, prescient, authoritative, insightful, and measured, and affirms his position as the leading critic of our time. The book is a must-read for all serious observers of recent art who want to engage with one of the liveliest minds around. (Matthew Baigell, distinguished professor of art history, Rutgers University_

Meet the Author

Donald Kuspit, a professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, is the author of more than twenty books and numerous essays. He has earned fellowships from, among others, the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives in New York.

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