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By Various,Jed Perl

Experience the artistic explosion that remodeled American artwork, within the phrases of the artists, writers, and critics who have been there: In the region century after the tip of global warfare II, a brand new iteration of painters, sculptors, and photographers remodeled the face of yank paintings and shifted the heart of the artwork international from Paris to ny. Signaled via the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters resembling Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious physique of writing with out parallel in our cultural background. within the phrases of editor Jed Perl, “there hasn't ever been a interval while the visible arts were written approximately with extra mongrel energy—with extra unforeseen combos of reportage, rhapsody, research, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has collected the simplest of this writing jointly for the 1st time, interwoven with attention-grabbing headnotes that determine the ancient heritage, the oversized personalities of the artists and critics, and the character of the classy battles that outlined the period. listed below are statements through the main major artists, and significant serious essays by means of Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and different influential figures. right here too is an electrifying array of responses by way of poets and novelists, reflecting the unfastened interaction among assorted artwork kinds: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. the ambience of the time involves bright existence in memoirs, diaries, and journalism via Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others. Lavishly illustrated with ratings of black-and-white photos and a 32-page colour insert, it is a ebook that each paintings lover will treasure.

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