The Painted Word

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Macmillan, Oct 14, 2008 - Art - 128 pages
83 Reviews

"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  - Kathe Umlauf - Goodreads

Clear, concise writing and thinking about why much contemporary art has become the vast wasteland that it is. Why is empty, stupid, talentless art esteemed in certain galleries? There is a war of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
8
Section 4
17
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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