Art in Its Own Terms (BAD ISBN DNU)

ISBN-10: 0878467432

ISBN-13: 9780878467433

Edition: 2008

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According to the American poet John Ashbery, "To read Fairfield Porter is to rediscover art through the eyes of someone whose intuitive love and understanding of it has been matched by few contemporaries," while fellow New York School poet Barbara Guest wrote, "Blunt, intuitive, scholarly, inspired--I believe no other critic has so tackled the meaning of twentieth century art, has tightened our vision of it." Known as one of America's finest and most influential painters, Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was also a prolific and highly insightful art critic. His writing not only reflects the independent, original mind that presided over his own visual works, but also covers an extraordinary period in American art, in which he played the double role of protagonist and witness. This new edition of Art in Its Own Terms restores to print a key statement in the ongoing discussion between Modern art and its past, as Porter reviews such figures as de Kooning, Johns, Cornell, Rodin, Cezanne, Leonardo and many others. Equally seminal are his considerations of the relations between art and science and art and politics. Rackstraw Downes' introduction beautifully sets the stage for this indispensable and wide-ranging volume.
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List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Plates
Contemporary Artists
Willem de Kooning
Richard Stankiewicz
The Education of Jasper Johns
Joseph Cornell
Contemporary Styles
American Non-Objective Painting
New Images of Man
Abstraction in Sculpture
Recent American Figure Painting
Art, Nature, and Reality
Perfection and Nature
The Immediacy of Experience
Intellect and Comedy
Reality and the Museum
What Is Real?
A Realist
Non-Objectivity and Realism
Kinds of Beauty
Realism Transcends System
Against Idealism
Tradition and Other Topics
Abstract Expressionism and Landscape
Impressionism and Painting To-Day
The Oriental in American Art
Taste and Energy
Tradition and Originality
Attitudes to the Past
Tradition and Revolt
California and New York
Sculpture and the Material
Humor in Sculpture
Art and Rubbish
Is Photography an Art?
Communication and Moral Commitment
Experiencing Art
The Past Today
Whistler, Morisot, Corinth
France and America in the Nineteenth Century
Italy and France in the Renaissance
The Short Review
The Short Review
Vuillard, Bonnard
Rodin, Matisse
Dufy, Pougny, Berend
Two Primitives
Dubuffet, Klee
Inness, O'Keeffe
De Kooning
Leslie, Ferren, Schueler
Freilicher, Kahn
Noguchi, Armitage, Kohn
From the Short Reviews
Portraits of Americans
Books and Critics
Poets and Painters in Collaboration
Rhys Carpenter on Greek Sculpture
Alberti and Leonardo on Painting
Selden Rodman's Apology for Art
Clement Greenberg on "American-type" Painting: A Letter to the Partisan Review
Rosenberg and Hess on de Kooning
Wyndham Lewis on Picasso: A Letter to the Kenyon Review
Art and Politics
Murals for Workers
The Purpose of Socialism
Class Content in American Abstract Painting
Art and Science
Art and Knowledge
Art and Scientific Method
Albert York
Technology and Artistic Perception
Two Statements
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