Art and Objecthood: Essays and Reviews

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University of Chicago Press, 18 apr 1998 - 333 pagine
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Much acclaimed and highly controversial, Michael Fried's art criticism defines the contours of late modernism in the visual arts. This volume contains twenty-seven pieces, including the influential introduction to the catalog for Three American Painters, the text of his book Morris Louis, and the renowned "Art and Objecthood." Originally published between 1962 and 1977, they continue to generate debate today. These are uncompromising, exciting, and impassioned writings, aware of their transformative power during a time of intense controversy about the nature of modernism and the aims and essence of advanced painting and sculpture.

Ranging from brief reviews to extended essays, and including major critiques of Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, and Anthony Caro, these writings establish a set of basic terms for understanding key issues in high modernism: the viability of Clement Greenberg’s account of the infralogic of modernism, the status of figuration after Pollock, the centrality of the problem of shape, the nature of pictorial and sculptural abstraction, and the relationship between work and beholder. In a number of essays Fried contrasts the modernist enterprise with minimalist or literalist art, and, taking a position that remains provocative to this day, he argues that minimalism is essentially a genre of theater, hence artistically self-defeating.

For this volume Fried has also provided an extensive introductory essay in which he discusses how he became an art critic, clarifies his intentions in his art criticism, and draws crucial distinctions between his art criticism and the art history he went on to write. The result is a book that is simply indispensable for anyone concerned with modernist painting and sculpture and the task of art criticism in our time.
  

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Art and objecthood: essays and reviews

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Beginning his career as an art critic, Fried, now a noted scholar at Johns Hopkins University, published some of the most important critiques of the emerging art of the 1960s. In this volume, Fried ... Leggi recensione completa

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A necessary read. Fried offers great perspective in his criticism of Minimal Art - or as he calls it, Literalist art - for what he describes as its inherent theatricality. At the same time, he argues ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

An Introduction to My Art Criticism
1
196677
77
Michael Bolus 1971
193
Kenneth Noland
213
Anthony Caro 1963
269
Warhol December 25 1962
287
Hofmann Davis
304
Brach Chamberlain Irwin
324
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Informazioni sull'autore (1998)

Michael Fried is J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and director of the Humanities Center at the Johns Hopkins University.

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