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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (5 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972819630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972819633
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 0.8 x 17.8 cm
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"A brief but heartily polemical book." -- Barry Gewen "New York Times Book Review" (12/11/2005)

"A brief but heartily polemical book."--"New York Times Book Review" --Barry Gewen"New York Times Book Review" (12/11/2005)

"A brief but heartily polemical book."--Barry Gewen"New York Times Book Review" (12/11/2005)

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A provocation from a key practitioner in the US, this short essay lays out a series of ideas about the relationship (or lack of it) between the practice of art criticism and art history, including a new typology of the 'seven types of criticism'. In particular he dissects the current predilection for art criticism to be descriptive and neutral rather than serious, rigorous and judgemental. Seven years old now, this essay has attracted considerable attention and spawned the 2008 book 'The State of Art Criticism'. The latter makes no great leaps beyond the issues raised here and it remains a passionate and provocative essay that should be read by all who are interested in the way art is written about.
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Well written. I would suggest for anyone interested in contemporary art.
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I read this is grad school and loved it!
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Great Book - short and concise.
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well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars How art criticism lost its luster... 11 Feb. 2007
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James Elkins took the trouble to reflect on how art critics are doing their job or rather not doing it. Finally someone is saying that a lot of art critics are no different from news reporters among others: they either have no opinion, or they do not have the guts to express an opinion or it is not in their interest to express and/or have an opinion. Since James Elkins describes in detail how an art critic earns a living we suspect the latter is true. He explains very well how art critics prefer description to opinion because it does not ruffle any feathers. Though a sad one a very good book that makes us realize how in art criticism, as in other fields, thinking for oneself is either dangerous and/or passe and/or not worth the trouble. In short art criticism has lost a lot of its former excitement: could it be like the art it describes one wonders...
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