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Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity Paperback – June 30, 2004
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One of the ablest and most philosophically skilled critics on the current scene. (Frederick Morgan)
A trenchant and courageous critic...his positive values and his historical grasp make him far more than a mere polemicist. (John Gross)
One of the most candid and perceptive critics of American culture. (Gertrude Himmelfarb)
There is much to be learned and enjoyed in these stimulating, provocative, and elegant essays. (Paul Johnson, Bowling Green State University)
A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing. (Catherine Saint Louis The New York Times)
Roger Kimball of the New Criterion is at it again, for which throughtful readers should be grateful. (First Things)
His positions are not always predictable but are consistently well argued. (Cybereditions Critics Series)
Witty, insightful, and inciting compilation of twenty years of art reviews.... Kimball's opinions have an appealing candor, and, delivered in a lively colloquial style, make for engaging, intelligent reading. (Art Scope)
Kimball's art reviews are lucid mini-educations in the exercise of taste. (The Tennessean)
An approach that, in many ways, I very much enjoy. (Keith Russell Artschuttlebutt.Com)
In a penetrating and often hilarious series of articles he takes on what he considers the 'hucksterism' of both artists and museum directors....Kimbell never tries to hide his stripes. The result is lively and informative. (Nancy Chaplin Kliatt)
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Contrary to what another reviewer (I must wonder whether he actually read the book) has posted here twice, Kimball does indeed offer us guidance in how to "approach art" with one very important message: The art itself and by itself is always more important than the critic. What he does not do is genuflect before the altar of over-intellectualization and deconstruction that enthralls so many art poseurs.
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Great book. I read it online on scribd and decided that I liked it so much that I would buy it. Well written and delineated even though I do not always agree with his rationale.Published 5 months ago by Theoni Lussos
This book has a number of genuine virtues, many of them noted by other reviewers here. But these virtues mostly concern the sympathy that readers have for the conclusions that... Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by Irfan A. Khawaja