Let's See

Let's See

Writings on Art From the New Yorker

Book - 2008
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Distinguished critic at The New Yorker since 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 art--from ancient Greece, Mexico, and Byzantium, through Raphael, Rubens, and Rembrandt, to Bruce Nauman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and John Currin--the 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 introduction--twenty questions, each one posed to Schjeldahl by a different artist or writer--this 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
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, c2008.
ISBN: 9780500238455
0500238456
Branch Call Number: 700 SCH
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 24 cm.

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