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Clement Greenberg (1909-1994) was a colossus of twentieth-century American art, achieving a degree of authority almost unimaginable for a critic today. For more than thirty years he was both lionized as a proponent of formalism and criticized for his perceived dogmatism. In the postwar period Greenberg used his position of influence to advocate the importance of abstract e ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 2003)
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Can say what you like about the man, and the theory is obviously less than in vogue. But most people argue against the earlier, more famous essays. These essays are cleaner, clearer, well argued, and not nearly as contentious. This is an extremely seductive portrait of Greenberg's late philosophy.
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American essayist, known mainly as an influential visual art critic closely associated with American Modern art of the mid-20th century.
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