The Painted Word (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Oct 14, 2008 - Art - 128 pages
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"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post)

Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. This is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" (San Francisco Chronicle).


  

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User Review  - Shane Saxon - Goodreads

I picked up “The Painted Word” on the recommendation of Eric Metaxes because he said it was just a “ridiculous” (and, he meant that in a good way) treatise on modern art. But, overall I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mishehu - Goodreads

Even at 99 quick reading pages, this one felt a little over-boiled to me. It's for serious modern art/art theory aficionados to judge whether it's the brilliant satire that many professional reviewers say it is. Found it mildly amusing myself. But then, I'm a total Neanderthal... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
49
Section 6
58
Section 7
72
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About the author (2008)

Tom Wolfe is one of the founders of the new journalism movement and author of such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

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