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The painted word

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Painted Word charts the erratic course of the social history of Modern Art from it beginnings in revolution - a revolution against literary content in art - to its present state, in which it has become, quite unconsciously, a parody of itself, obsessedly devoted to the pronouncements of certain guru-critics, to the point of reductio ad absurdum, to the point where - turnabout being fair play - it has become as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 0374228787 9780374228781 9780553380651 0553380656 0312427581 9780312427580
OCLC Number: 1273507
Description: 121 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Tom Wolfe.
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The Painted Word charts the erratic course of the social history of Modern Art from it beginnings in revolution - a revolution against literary content in art - to its present state, in which it has become, quite unconsciously, a parody of itself, obsessedly devoted to the pronouncements of certain guru-critics, to the point of reductio ad absurdum, to the point where - turnabout being fair play - it has become as literary, as academic, as mannered, as clubby, as the salon painting agwinst which it first rebelled.

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