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The Shape of Content (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1956-1957) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) Paperback – January 1, 1985

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“The book is the clearest, most forceful statement on art by an artist of our time that I have read.”Frank Getlein, New Republic

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“[Shahn] sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general…the book is highly controversial…also highly stimulating.”New Yorker

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