By Various,Jed Perl

ISBN-10: 159853310X

ISBN-13: 9781598533101

Experience the artistic explosion that remodeled American artwork, within the phrases of the artists, writers, and critics who have been there: In the region century after the tip of worldwide warfare II, a brand new iteration of painters, sculptors, and photographers reworked the face of yankee artwork and shifted the guts of the paintings international from Paris to ny. Signaled by means of the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters resembling Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious physique of writing with no parallel in our cultural heritage. within the phrases of editor Jed Perl, “there hasn't ever been a interval while the visible arts were written approximately with extra mongrel energy—with extra unforeseen combos of reportage, rhapsody, research, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has collected the easiest of this writing jointly for the 1st time, interwoven with attention-grabbing headnotes that determine the old history, the oversized personalities of the artists and critics, and the character of the classy battles that outlined the period. listed below are statements by means of the main major artists, and significant serious essays by way of Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and different influential figures. the following too is an electrifying array of responses by way of poets and novelists, reflecting the loose interaction among assorted paintings kinds: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. the ambience of the time involves brilliant lifestyles in memoirs, diaries, and journalism by means of Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others. Lavishly illustrated with ratings of black-and-white pictures and a 32-page colour insert, this can be a ebook that each paintings lover will treasure.

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