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What it means to write about art : interviews with art critics

Author: Jarrett Earnest
Publisher: New York, New York : David Zwirner Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last 50 years, art criticism has flourished as never before. Moving from niche to mainstream, it is now widely taught at universities, practiced in newspapers, magazines and online, and has become the subject of debate by readers, writers and artists worldwide. Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Jarrett  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art criticism
Interviews
Entretiens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jarrett Earnest
ISBN: 1941701892 9781941701898
OCLC Number: 1028807230
Description: 557 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Hilton Als --
John Ashbery --
Bill Berkson --
Yve-Alain Bois --
Huey Copeland --
Holland Cotter --
Douglas Crimp --
Darby English --
Hal Foster --
Michael Fried --
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve --
Dave Hickey --
Siri Hustvedt --
Kellie Jones --
Chris Kraus --
Rosalind Krauss --
Lucy Lippard --
Fred Moten --
Eileen Myles --
Molly Nesbit --
Jed Perl --
Barbara Rose --
Jerry Saltz --
Peter Schjeldahl --
Barry Schwabsky --
Paul Chaat Smith --
Roberta Smith --
Lynne Tillman --
Michele Wallace --
John Yau.
Responsibility: by Jarrett Earnest.

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In the last 50 years, art criticism has flourished as never before. Moving from niche to mainstream, it is now widely taught at universities, practiced in newspapers, magazines and online, and has become the subject of debate by readers, writers and artists worldwide. Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Jarrett Earnest's wide-ranging conversations with critics, historians, journalists, novelists, poets and theorists each of whom approaches the subject from a unique position illustrate different ways of writing, thinking and looking at art. These in-depth conversations about writing and art are situated within individual life experiences: for instance John Ashbery recalls finding Rimbaud's poetry through his first crush at 16; Rosalind Krauss remembers stealing the design of October from Massimo Vignelli; Paul Chaat Smith details his early days with Jimmie Durham in the American Indian Movement; Dave Hickey talks about writing country songs with Waylon Jennings; Michele Wallace relives her late-night and early-morning interviews with James Baldwin; Lucy Lippard describes confronting Clement Greenberg at a lecture; Eileen Myles asserts her belief that her negative review incited the Women's Action Coalition; and Fred Moten recounts falling in love with Renoir while at Harvard.
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