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Abundance 1961–1971

in Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846316456.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This section focuses on Lawrence Alloway's life as an art critic in the period 1961–1971, beginning with his travel to the United States in 1961 and his dispute with Clement Greenberg with regards to ... More


Challenging Kitsch Equality: William Gaddis’s and Elizabeth Bishop’s “Neo” Rear-Guard Art

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers changing conceptions of the art object when theorizations of framed, airless art enter the post-war era as adaptable and consumable “styles” competing with one another in the ... More


Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Nigel Whiteley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316708
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) was one of the most influential and widely respected (as well as prolific) art writers of the post-war years. His many books, catalogue essays, and reviews manifest the ... More


Painting

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The opening section of this chapter contextualises Abstract Expressionism with reference to the Cold War and the desire to make New York the heart of the art world. It looks at the tensions between ... More


Manny Farber: Space Man

David Bordwell

in The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226352176
eISBN:
9780226352343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352343.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Farber came to film reviewing from art criticism and a training as a carpenter and painter. Today the most revered critic of the 1940s-1950s, he wrote with zany energy, mixing slang and high-cultural ... More


Manet’s abject Surrealism

Nicholas Chare

in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Drawing on the work of Georges Bataille and Julia Kristeva, Nicholas Chare suggests that the Surrealist project possessed an underlying sadistic impulse that was prefigured in the art of Édouard ... More


Anita Fricek: Contemporary Painting as Institutional Critique

Stephen Zepke

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the work of Anita Fricek as a critical practice in Friedrich Nietzsche's sense, one that uses painting to re-value the institutionalised forces-sensations circulating in the ... More


Instruments of Desire: Musical Morphology in Picasso's Cubism

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines the central defining planks of the modernist canon, particularly the cubism of painter Pablo Picasso. It discusses Clement Greenberg's consideration of cubism in terms of formal ... More


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