Art on the Edge: Creators and Situations

Art on the Edge: Creators and Situations

by Harold Rosenberg

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"As a stylist, in his descriptions of art and movements and books, Rosenberg has no equal. . . . One is grateful for [this] essay collection. To my mind, his piece on art criticism and the distinction between it and art history is alone worth the price of the book."—Corinne Robins, New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226726748
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1983
Edition description: Digital Reprint
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978) was one of the foremost New York intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. He was an art critic for The New Yorker from 1962 until 1978. Rosenberg, together with Clement Greenberg, radically reshaped the interpretation of art in the post-World-War-II period by promoting and examining abstract expression. He was a professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago from 1966 until his death.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Duchamp: Private and Public
2. Miró
I. Fertile Fields
II. Avant-Garde Masterpieces
3. Mondrian: Meaning in Abstract Art I
4. Newman: Meaning in Abstract Art II
5. Olitski, Kelly, Hamilton: Dogma and Talent
6. Lester Johnson's Abstract Man
7. Joan Mitchell: Artist Against Background
8. Dubuffet: Shockers and Fairy Tales
9. Warhol: Art's Other Self
10. Steinberg: Self and Style
11. Giacometti: Reality at Corkcrow
12. Criticism and Its Premises
13. Art and the Crowd
14. The Cubist Epoch
15. Collage: Philosophy of Put-Togethers
16. Futurism
17. Reginald Marsh: Decline and Fall
18. The Profession of Art: The W.P.A. Art Project
19. Place Patriotism and the New York Mainstream
20. Trials of Eros
21. Shall These Bones Live?: Art Movement Ghosts
22. Reality Again: The New Photorealism
23. Thoughts in Off-Season
24. What's New: Ritual Revolution
25. On the Edge: Documenta 5
26. Adding Up: The Reign of the Art Market
27. The Old Age of Modernism
28. The Peaceable Kingdom: American Folk Art

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