Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics
Bill Beckley, David Shapiro
Allworth Press, 2001 - Art - 423 pages
In this acclaimed art anthology, a prestigious group of artists, critics, and literati offer their incisive reflections on the questions of beauty, past, present, and future, and how it has become a domain of multiple perspectives.
Here is Meyer Schapiro’s skeptical argument on perfection . . . contributions from artists as profound as Louise Bourgeois and Agnes Martin . . . and reflections of critics, curators, and philosophers on the problems of beauty and relativism. Readers will find fascinating insights from such art theorists and critics as Dave Hickey, Jeremy Gilbert -Rolfe, Donald Kuspit, Carter Ratcliff, and dozens more. For all art lovers, this is an unmatched and essential resource.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing
A rambling wreck of a book, but still very engaging. The writers are articulate (usually) and insightful (usually) and often, like art critics tend to be, very snarky (almost always). The essay On Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief is worth the price of admission just to watch the cat fight. Read full review
Review: Uncontrollable BeautyUser Review - Goodreads
Could have benefited from some serious editing of essays... The first part "theory" is well put together but the second two sections are rather hit and miss. Read full review