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But it was also visibly and determinedly part of a social whole, and that ambition
to work as exemplary public speech, to interpret and comment on and shape the
fabric of the time instead of just decorating it, is what makes the culture of Weimar
For Johns's work was always intended as a defence of painting in the face of a
mass-culture environment; and that defence, in the sixties, became more arduous
than it had ever been for American artists before. One would have thought the ...
Within twenty years of the birth of Pop, television had produced a common culture
from which the first-hand experience of nature was virtually obliterated, except (
through the ecology movement) as a subject of political concern. This culture ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review