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Farewell to an Idea by T.J. Clark
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Dec 26, 2011

did not like it
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Guess I shouldn't be too surprised that a Marxist art historian would give a grim view of the history of art. But what a pompous a**! Read a little about Clark and you will find out about his intolerance and well known history for violating students' academic freedom.

Here's a good (very detailed) review:

And "I got that new book by TJ Clark, Farewell to an Idea. It made me feel like dirt. Painters don't look at paintings as social documents. We look at what we respond to, what we can steal, how a painting makes us feel." - Michael Goldberg.

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