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Let's See Writings on Art from the New Yorker

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ISBN-10: 0500238456

ISBN-13: 9780500238455

Edition: 2008

Authors: Peter Schjeldahl

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Seventy-five of Peter Schjeldahl's engaging pieces on art fromThe New Yorker, published together for the first time. Distinguished critic atThe New Yorkersince 1998, Peter Schjeldahl has been described as America's most influential writer on art. Blessed with an unerring eye, he tackles a myriad of subjects with wit, poetry, and perspicacity, examining and questioning the art before him while reveling in the power and beauty of language. His writing springs from a desire to be understood by all readers, and a determination to help them engage with art of every kind. Covering subjects drawn from a broad canvas of the history of artfrom ancient Greece, Mexico, and Byzantium, through Raphael, Rubens, and Rembrandt, to Bruce Nauman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and John Currinthe writings collected here seek out with precision and economy the essence of the individual artist or work under discussion, but they never lose sight of the bigger picture: What is beauty? What does it mean to be an American artist? What can the art we produce and admire tell us about ourselves? With an imaginative introductiontwenty questions, each one posed to Schjeldahl by a different artist or writerthis collection will appeal to anyone who considers the experience of art, and of writing on art, an invitation to a voyage. Coverage includes: • large-scale exhibitions at leading institutions around the world • shows at private galleries • profiles of prominent members of the art world • personal accounts of time spent with artists • the influences of museum spaces on our experience of art
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 5/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Peter Schjeldahl is the author of numerous books of poems and criticism and has taught at Harvard University. He lives in New York.

Preface
Twenty Questions
America
Beauty
Calder in Bloom
Twin Peaks: Matisse/Picasso
A Walk with David Hammons
Runaway: Paul Gauguin
Caspar David Friedrich
Dark Star: Vija Celmins
Light in Juddland: Flavin at Marfa
Dead-End Kids: Political Art
Biomania
"Sensation"
Still Life
Sexy Surrealism
The Pleasure Principle
Max Beckmann
Stillness: Chardin
Meet John Currin
Late, Late de Kooning
Thomas Eakins
Lucian Freud
Giacometti
El Greco
Philip Guston
Marsden Hartley
Hitler as Artist
Ingres
Edouard Manet
Malevich's Revolution
Picasso's Lust
Tough Love: Joan Mitchell
Bruce Nauman
Folk as Art
Barnett Newman
Tintoretto
Dealership: Marian Goodman
Varieties of Museum Experience
Sigmar Polke
Fairfield Porter
Rembrandt
Gerhard Richter
Norman Rockwell
Photography Renovated: Thomas Struth
Looking Back: Diane Arbus
Vermeer
Brice Marden
Andy Warhol
Byzantium's End
Girls, Girls, Girls: Lisa Yuskavage
Parlor Music: Edouard Vuillard
James McNeill Whistler
Abstract Meridian: Agnes Martin
Those '80s
Paintings for Now: Neo Rauch
Fra Angelico
Cezanne versus Pissarro
Young Raphael
Minimalisms
Festivalism
Picasso in Madrid
Robert Bechtle and Photo-Realism
Telling: Winslow Homer
Dada at MoMA
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Momento Mori: The Aztecs
Inside Outside: Martin Ramirez
Here Today: The Christo "Gates"
Rubenessence
Nothing On: Sex and the Victorians
Greek Play
Seeing and Reading: Ed Ruscha
According to Mona Hatoum
Impressions of Childe Hassam
American Abstract: Jackson Pollock
Fairies
Notes on the Articles
Index