The Widening Circle: The Consequences Of Modernism In Contemporary Art by Barry SchwabskyThe Widening Circle: The Consequences Of Modernism In Contemporary Art by Barry Schwabsky

The Widening Circle: The Consequences Of Modernism In Contemporary Art

byBarry Schwabsky

Paperback | July 13, 1997

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In this collection of critical essays the well-known critic Barry Schwabsky reexamines the art produced since the 1960s, demonstrating how the achievements of "high modernism" remain consequential to it, through tensions among representation, abstraction, and pictorial language. With the core of the book focused on Michelangelo Pistoletto and Mel Bochner, Schwabsky also studies the work of emerging artists who also continue to examine modernism's legacies.
Title:The Widening Circle: The Consequences Of Modernism In Contemporary ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:July 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521565693

ISBN - 13:9780521565691

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Table of Contents

Part I. Abstraction, Representation ...: 1. The widening circle: abstraction and representation in contemporary art and criticism; 2. 'The real situation': Philip Guston and Mark Rothko at the end of the 1960s; 3. Norman Bluhm and the eternal feminine; 4. Color field and Caro: mannerist modernism; 5. Larry Poons: formalism in ruins; 6. Gesture revisited: Mel Bochner, Howard Buchwald, Brice Marden; 7. Mary Heilmann's ceramics and paintings: color as substance; 8. Porfirio DiDonna: vision fulfilled; 9. Moira Dryer: answering machines; 10. The rustle of painting: Jacques Lacan, David Row, Brenda Zlamany; Part II. Italian Interlude: 11. W. de Pisis; 12. Rotellascope; 13. Michelangelo Pistoletto: mirrors to monuments; 14. The abstraction epidemic: a conversation with Demetrio Paparoni; Part III ... and Inscription: 15. Thomas Chimes: concerning the surface; 16. Cy Twombly: Et in Arcadia Ego?; 17. Bruce Conner's inkblot drawings: documents for a secret tradition; 18. Reverse continuity: the prints of Mel Bochner; 19. Rubble: representing Mel Bochner's early work; 20. Ross Bleckner: memories of light; 21. L. C. Armstrong: written on the skin; 22. Rainer Ganahl: windows on the word.

Editorial Reviews

'An admirably clear writer, a good editor of his own texts, Schwabsky provides an engaging perspective on our era which, as he presents it, is in itself not uninteresting.' Burlington Magazine