The Painted Word

Macmillan, 14 okt. 2008 - 128 pagina's
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"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post)

Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. This is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" (San Francisco Chronicle).


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Review: The Painted Word

Gebruikersrecensie  - Scott - Goodreads

The art business is a racket all right, and Wolfe has a few things to say about the institutionalisation of modernism, the Boho Dance and the Consummation. But it don't half degenerate into a mean-spirited rant. Still, interesting to know where Fred Jameson gets a few of his ideas. Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Painted Word

Gebruikersrecensie  - Paul Mullen - Goodreads

This is kind of a curio shop of words and their origins. It was fun to meander through the origins of some common place treasures and to be introduced to a few I didn't know. It's like the strange joy of reading the dictionary on a rainy Saturday morning. Volledige recensie lezen

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Over de auteur (2008)

Tom Wolfe is one of the founders of the new journalism movement and author of such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

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