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In Johns, the fifties artist - imagined as "hot," expressive, and tragic, the Romantic
culture hero as evoked by Harold Rosenberg - was displaced by the didactic
onlooker of the sixties: a man of distances, margins, and blocks, detachedly ...
In other words, he had the same problem as Warhol by the end of the sixties. His
solution, a partial one at best, was simply to apply it to many different kinds of
ready-processed images, mirrors, Picassos, Matisse's Dance, thirties mechano- ...
Everyone still knows what the art of the sixties looked like. It looked like Claes
Oldenburg's giant Mickey Mouse or Richard Hamilton's metalflake Guggenheim
Museums; like Andy Warhol's cans, Kenneth Noland's minimal stripes, Donald ...
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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