Clement Greenberg, Late Writings

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University of Minnesota Press, 2003 - Art - 248 pages
The posthumous collection of writings by the seminal American art critic features his observations of Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, and others. (Fine Arts).

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Clement Greenberg, late writings

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Gathered here for the first time are the late writings (1970-94) of one of the seminal thinkers about American abstract art. From the Thirties to the early Sixties, Greenberg, a friend of Lee Krasner ... Read full review

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Clement Greenberg (1909-1994), champion of abstract expressionism and modernism--of Pollock, Miró, and Matisse--has been esteemed by many as the greatest art critic of the second half of the twentieth century, and possibly the greatest art critic of all time. On radio and in print, Greenberg was the voice of "the new American painting," and a central figure in the postwar cultural history of the United States. Greenberg first established his reputation writing for the Partisan Review, which he joined as an editor in 1940. He became art critic fornbsp;The Nation in 1942, and was associate editor of Commentary from 1945 until 1957. His seminal essay, "Avant-Garde and Kitsch" set the terms for the ongoing debate about the relationship of modern high art to popular culture. Though many of his ideas have been challenged, Greenberg has influenced generations of critics, historians, and artists, and he remains influential to this day.

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