The Painted Word

The Painted Word

Book - 1975
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Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art from the Fifties to the Seventies, in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975
ISBN: 9780374228781
0374228787
Characteristics: 121 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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May 17, 2018

Scathing!!

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Nov 05, 2013

If you have ever looked at a Pollock, Rauschenberg, Warhol, etc. and wondered what the fuss was all about, this book is a must-read. This is no low-brow, philistine, know-nothing critique of "modern art." On the contrary, it is a critique by a decidedly high-brow intellectual who "gets" the theory behind modern art, and, as a gifted writer, is able to explain it to the masses (God forbid!). Art snobs will object vehemently, but will be hard pressed to respond to Tom Wolfe's exposé of the irrational rationalizations at the core of the elite art scene.

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