Art and Discontent
In the wake of a disappearing “Modernism” and with an unpredictable “post-Modernism” confounding the art establishment, a world-renowned critic proposes a new vision for the critical enterprise. Thomas McEvilley confronts, in these six straightforward essays, the ideas and philosophies which have exalted art above constructive involvement in the world for two centuries. Th...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published April 6th 2005 by McPherson
(first published March 1st 1991)
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I definitely feel an inclination to give this a 2 star but I enjoyed the beginning of the book. It can just get repetitive, verbose and packed tight if that makes any sense. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I enjoyed the many connections and references to art/artists and other disciplines.