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  - Kathe Umlauf - Goodreads

Clear, concise writing and thinking about why much contemporary art has become the vast wasteland that it is. Why is empty, meaningless, talentless art esteemed in certain galleries? There is a war of ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Painted Word

Gebruikersrecensie  - Goodreads

An interesting and prosaic take on the modernists. It reads like an extended magazine article more than a book but it does provide some context for some of the baffling trends in early 20th century art. I'd call it a good book for casual art lovers. 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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