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Author: Ben Shahn
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1957.
Series: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 1956-1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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“Mr. Shahn sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general… The book is highly controversial…also highly stimulating."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969.
Shape of content.
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1957
(OCoLC)643774891
Named Person: Ben Shahn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Shahn
ISBN: 0674805658 9780674805651 0674805704 9780674805705
OCLC Number: 512350
Description: 131 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Artists in college --
The biography of a painting --
The shape of content --
On nonconformity --
Modern evaluations --
The education of an artist.
Series Title: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 1956-1957.
Responsibility: by Ben Shahn.
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A modern painter discusses meaning and form in contemporary painting and offers advice to aspiring artists.  Read more...

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The book is the clearest, most forceful statement on art by an artist of our time that I have read. -- Frank Getletin New Republic To find a lucid painter speaking lucidly of art is a thrilling Read more...

 
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