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Words For Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice

Author: Barry Schwabsky

Paperback: 243 pages

Publisher: Sternberg Press, October 13, 2013

List Price: $27.00

Words For Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice is AICA-USA member Barry Schwabsky's latest collection of essays.  Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and an editor for international reviews at Artforum, is a practitioner of what curator James Meyer describes as "a criticism of varied interests and passionate opinions."  The 20 essays and book reviews that comprise Words For Art assess the practices and precepts of a wide range of artists, critics, and historians--from E. H. Gombrich's theory of perception and Walter Benjamin' views on color to the conceptual underpinnings of Mel Bochner's word paintings and the complications of Jack Tworkov's belief in the need for ethics in art.

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