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The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 1: Perceptions and Judgments, 1939-1944
Clement Greenberg (1909–1994), champion of abstract expressionism and modernism—of Pollock, Miró, and Matisse—has been esteemed by many as the greatest art critic of the second half of the twentieth century, and possibly the greatest art critic of all time. On radio and in print, Greenberg was the voice of "the new American painting," and a central figure in the postwar cu ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published February 15th 1988 by University Of Chicago Press
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Jun 18, 2007 Peter rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Only the most patient fans of Abstract Expressionism
Had I not been obsessed with Abstract Expressionism I don't think I could have made it through any of this book. Greenburg is pompous and pretentious (naturally) and it comes through, but he also managed to not only legitimize, but elevate one of the most important art movements of the 20th century.
American essayist, known mainly as an influential visual art critic closely associated with American Modern art of the mid-20th century.More about Clement Greenberg...