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Art About Art

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Since mid-century there has been an increasing number of works by contemporary American artists that take as their subject other art. This book and the accompanying exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York present, for the first time, an isolated and in-depth survey of this phenomenon, which is noticeably gathering momentum in American art.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 19th 1978 by E. P. Dutton
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Apr 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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A quick and light look at art about art. Interesting. As a kind of museum piece itself, this 1978 exhibition catalog from The Whitney reveals just how far these publications progressed since then into hefty and beautiful publications with well-grounded essays.

A fun find at the Milwaukee Art Museum's annual book sale.
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