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Kramer, Hilton

Works: 184 works in 324 publications in 2 languages and 9,346 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Interviewee
Classifications: N6447, 709.04
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The age of the avant-garde; an art chronicle of 1956-1972 by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected exhibition reviews published originally between 1956 and 1972
The revenge of the Philistines : art and culture, 1972-1984 by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kramer, former New York Times art critic, has assembled a collection of his reviews along with a smattering of essays. In his hymn to New York's renovated Museum of Modern Art, he notes that its "formalist outlook tends ... to lead to a false sense of orthodoxy." Yet these reviews, which rigorously apply his own formalist standards of what constitutes modern art, miss out on much of what is vital and meaningful in today's highly variegated art scene. Kramer is appalled by political art, most of which, he argues, lacks artistic merit; he doubts whether any great art can be political. In surveying the '80s' rebirth of realism, he reassures us that many new realists are not antimodernist or antiabstractionist. One piece agonizes over whether Saul Steinberg should be considered an artist. A somewhat condescending essay on Max Ernst sets him above the "muddled narcissism" said to mar many other surrealists. Other subjects range from Rodin to Walker Evans; selections were culled from the New York Times, New Criterion (which Kramer edits), Commentary and elsewhere."--Publishers Weekly via
The sculpture of Gaston Lachaise by Gaston Lachaise ( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pictorial survey chosen to show chronologically the full range of his interests and his development
Richard Lindner by Richard Lindner ( Book )
12 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twilight of the intellectuals : culture and politics in the era of the Cold War by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Twilight of the Intellectuals, Mr. Kramer explores, in effect, the intellectual history of the cold war and its divisive impact on our politics and culture. His book is also necessarily about the consequences of the 1930s and the 1960s, two decades when the political left achieved its greatest influence. The Twilight of the Intellectuals is part memoir, part reflection, part critical analysis. It is filled with incisive portraits of people and their ideas, and with the often peculiar details of the urgent intellectual debates that tore apart friendships, sundered movements and institutions, and made the life of the mind so important in a way we can scarcely appreciate today
The triumph of modernism : the art world, 1987-2005 by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The great authority and historical undergirding of Hilton Kramer's art criticism are on abundant display in this first collection of his pieces to appear in twenty years. The essays and reviews in The Triumph of Modernism constitute a fever chart of the contemporary art scene, diagnosing the state of modernism and its vital legacy in the postmodern world."--Publisher's website
Against the grain : The new criterion on art and intellect at the end of the twentieth century ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since its founding in 1982, The New Criterion has emerged as the foremost voice of critical dissent in the culture wars now raging throughout American society. This book brings together an abundant selection of the magazine's most incisive essays, sparkling examples of wit, clarity, and fierce independence that have made The New Criterion one of our most respected sources of critical opinion." "Challenging the radical orthodoxies that have disfigured contemporary intellectual debate, the essays in Against the Grain cover a wide range of controversial subjects, from the philosophy of Michel Foucault to the apocalyptic kitsch of Anselm Kiefer, from the scandals of political correctness and multiculturalism to the state of Latin American literature and politics. Samuel Lipman writes on the future of classical music; Hilton Kramer on the plight of the art museum today; Joseph Epstein on the poet C. P. Cavafy; Roger Kimball on the treason of the intellectuals; and Harvey Mansfield on the continuing significance of the original debate over the Constitution."--BOOK JACKET
Painters painting a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene ... De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking, and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. Footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970 supplement the film."--Container
The betrayal of liberalism : how the disciples of freedom and equality helped foster the illiberal politics of coercion and control by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, nine distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such as Rousseau and Mill to its troubled legacy in twentieth-century pursuits. They are cogent in explaining the compromising effects of liberalism in the moral and intellectual life of our culture, and seek to disentangle what is beneficent from what is destructive in its ideas."--BOOK JACKET
Who gets to call it art? the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
The future of the European past by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paintings, 1930-1960 by Milton Avery ( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New criterion reader : the first five years ( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The survival of culture : permanent values in a virtual age ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counterpoints : twenty-five years of the New criterion on culture and the arts ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World art trends 1982 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brà‚ncusi, the sculptor as photographer by Constantin Brancusi ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lengthened shadows : America and its institutions in the twenty-first century ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on the arts by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of the avant-garde, 1956-1972 by Hilton Kramer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This comprehensive book collects a sizable selection of his early essays and reviews published in Artforum, Commentary, Arts Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Times, and thus constituted his first complete statement about art and the art world.The principal focus is on the artists and movements of the last hundred years: the Age of the Avant-Garde that begins in the nineteenth century with Realism and Impressionism. Most of the major artists of this rich period, from Monet and Degas to Jackson Pollock and Claes Oldenburg, are discussed and often drastically revaluated. A brilliant introductory essay traces the rise and fall of the avant-garde as a historical phenomenon, and examines some of the cultural problems which the collapse of the avant-garde poses for the future of art. In addition, there are chapters on art critics, museums, the relation of avant-garde art to radical politics, and on the growth of photography as a fine art
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