The Revenge of the Philistines: Art and Culture, 1972-1984

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Simon and Schuster, 1985 - 445
"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 amazon.com.
 

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Art and Culture in the 1980s
1
Revivals and Revisionism
13
The Andre Meyer Galleries at the Met
15
A Turner for the Eighties
19
The Age of Revolut ion I
22
The Victorian Paragon
29
The Natural Paradise
33
The Isolation of Thomas Eakins
36
Agnes Martin
210
Anthony Caro at MoMA
213
Christopher Wilmarth
216
The Transformations of Lucas Samaras
219
Richard Diebenkorn
222
Chuck Close
225
Pearlsteins Portraits
229
The Vision of an Expatriate
232

Gorky Revised
41
Rediscovering Stanley Spencer
47
Grant Wood
51
Modernists in Retrospect
61
Late Cezanne
63
The Public and the Private Rodin
66
Picassos Rage
70
The Essential Cubism in London
76
Bonnard
82
De Stijl
90
Vantongerloo
94
Max Ernst
98
Miro and His Critics
101
Sonia Delaunay
105
Giacomettis Moral Heroism
109
Marsden Hartley
113
Florine Stettheimer
117
Elie Nadelman
120
Edward Hopper
124
Morton L Schamberg
127
Precisionism Revised
132
Morris Kantor
140
The Formative Years
143
The Rothko Retrospective
147
The Singularity of Clyfford Still
151
The Anatomy of Pluralism
155
An American Classic
157
Noguchi
167
Encountering Nevelson
170
Jacob Lawrences Chronicles of Black History
178
Odd Man Out
181
Artist of Two Worlds
184
Saul Steinberg
187
Romare Bearden
195
Helen Frankenthaler in the Fifties
198
Morris Louis
201
Kenneth Noland
204
Renewing Abstraction
207
Maurice Sendak
235
David Hockney
238
The Social Realism of Jack Beal
240
Milet Andrejevic
244
Roy Lichtenstein in the Seventies
247
Robert Smithson
249
The Prose and Poetry of Photography
253
Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography
255
The Stanford Years
260
The Young Steichen
263
Imogen Cunningham and Minor White
266
Trophies from Eden
269
Walker Evans
272
Notes on Irving Penn
275
Avedon
279
The New American Photography
281
Critics and Controversies
291
Tom Wolfe and the Revenge of the Philistines
293
The Apples of Meyer Schapiro
306
Fairfield Porter as Critic
311
Sanford Schwartz
315
The Hoving Era at the Met
320
On the Failure of the Museums
324
Reproductions for the Plebes
327
Criticism Endowed
335
Art for the Eighties
343
The New Scene
345
Jackie Winsor
349
Neiljenney
352
Charles Simonds
355
The Return of the Realists
360
The New Expressionism
366
Malcolm Morley
375
Julian Schnabel
381
Art and Politics in 1984
386
The Museum of Modern Art in the Postmodern Era
394
Index
427
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