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The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 2: Arrogant Purpose, 1945-1949

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ISBN-13: 978-0226306223
ISBN-10: 0226306224
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With the publication of the first two volumes of Clement Greenberg's Collected Essays and Criticism, we are at last on our way to having a comprehensive edition of the most important body of art criticism produced by an American writer in this century. The two volumes now available—Perceptions and Judgments, 1939-1944 and Arrogant Purpose, 1945-1949—bring together for the first time Mr. Greenberg's critical writings from the decade in which he emerged as the most informed and articulate champion of the New York School as well as one of our most trenchant analysts of the modern cultural scene.
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In these two volumes are 121 essays and reviews, contributed to Partisan Review, the Nation commentary and other journals...They have permanent value as documents of the period, and ought also to stimulate anyone who wishes to write well about art.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 353 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (February 15, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226306224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226306223
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on October 20, 2000
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The most exciting thing about reading Clement Greenberg's essays is trying to decide how relevant is what he writes in the art world today and how relevant is his work to me as an artist. I read each essay hoping that the next one will give me yet another clue to this queston. The secret dream of what l want art to be - art that is verifiably good and bad through objective aesthetic sensibility - is the core of what Greenberg's essays are about and what makes them so seductive and so painful to read.
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