Barnett Newman: Selected Writings and Interviews

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University of California Press, 1 gen 1992 - 331 pagine
Barnett Newman's writings reveal him to be an impassioned and articulate analyst of art and society who never hesitated to make his views known and always stood by them. To understand Newman's unique place in the culture of the twentieth century, we must know both his paintings and his words--a knowledge made possible by this long-awaited volume.
"Barnett Newman [1905-1970] was a thinker who chose to develop his ideas both in painting and in writing. He was also a citizen who made his acts of painting and writing political. And he was an artist."--Richard Schiff, from the Introduction Barnett Newman's writings reveal him to be an impassioned and articulate analyst of art and society who never hesitated to make his views known and always stood by them. To understand Newman's unique place in the culture of the twentieth century, we must know both his paintings and his words--a knowledge made possible by this long-awaited volume.
"Barnett Newman [1905-1970] was a thinker who chose to develop his ideas both in painting and in writing. He was also a citizen who made his acts of painting and writing political. And he was an artist."--Richard Schiff, from the Introduction
 

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Sommario

THE ARTIST CITIZEN
3
Critic Turned Artist 1925 54
4
Civil ServiceThe American Way Out 1936
13
What About Isolationist Art? 1942
20
American Modern Artists 1943
29
THE ARTIST CRITIC
53
Letter to Adolph and Esther Gottlieb 1943 or 1944
58
PreColumbian Stone Sculpture 1944
61
The Sublime Is Now 1948
170
STATEMENTS
177
CORRESPONDENCE
197
Background and American Phase
198
Letter to the Editor The New Republic 1957
209
Letters to the Editor
216
Frontiers of Space Interview with Dorothy Gees Seckler 1962 247
222
Foreword
233

Milton Avery 1945
77
Surrealism and the War 1945
94
The Ideographic Picture 1947
107
THE ARTISTTHINKER
137
The New Sense of Fate 194748 164
156
The Attitudes of Ten Artists
160
COLLOQUIES
239
The New York School Question
259
The Case for Exporting Nations AvantGarde Art
268
Through the Louvre with Barnett Newman
290
Index
309
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (1992)

John P. O'Neill is Editor-in-Chief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Richard Schiff is Professor of Art at the University of Texas, Austin.

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