De-definition of Art by Harold Rosenberg
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De-definition of Art
By Harold Rosenberg

The De-definition of Art

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De-definition of Art by Harold Rosenberg

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"Like the great German critic Walter Benjamin, Rosenberg is a master of dialectics whose sense of art is continuous with his sense of society, and (also like Benjamin) bears no taint of compromised, out-of-work radicalism. Instead, his radicalism is very much at work, enabling him to spot and skewer fallacies, false logic and the camouflaged nudity that is a large part of the art emperor's new wardrobe. [The De-definition of Art] detects with great sensitivity the forces that are deflecting and pressuring art in the direction of esthetic and moral nullity." Jack Kroll, "Newsweek""

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226726731
ISBN-10: 0226726738
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1983
Country of Publication: United States

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