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i always feelalways feel little gypped when a publisher puffs up what amounts to a magazine feature s worth of words with a big font generous line spacing and margins and some llustrations to make Historical Evidences Of The Old Testament it just big enough to put legible text on the spine so they can sellt as a book I am writing a much longer and detailed review than usual because I plan to attend a local book club s upcoming meeting to discuss and detailed review than usual because I plan to attend a local book club s upcoming meeting to discuss nonfiction bookTom Wolfe s small but potent book charts the course of "Modern Art The stylistic writing s as witty and provocative as "Art The stylistic writing s as witty and provocative as s earlier book Radical ChicThe genesis of the book s title stems from a revelation that Wolfe obtained from an art exhibit s 1974 review How I Found My 15 Grandmothers Como Encontre A Mis 15 Abuelas A Step By Step Guide Una Guia Paso A Paso in the New York Times The critic had basically stated that to view art without a persuasive theorys to lack something crucial for art appreciation Wolfe restated the argument as now Highly Intuitive People 7 Right Brain Traits To Change The Lives Of Intuitive Sensitive People its not seeing s believing but believing s seeing for Modern Art has become completely literary the paintings and other works exist only to The Element Of Death illustrate the textWolfe starts off by notingronically that the Modern movement began about 1900 with a complete rejection of the literary nature of academic art Literary came to refer to realistic paintings while Modernism was form for the sake of form color for the sake of color Paintings were no longer about anything n particular Jackson Pollock Mark Rothko Willem de Kooning and Jasper Johns are cited as examples of Modernist paintersAgain and again Wolfe refers to the differences between the elitist Modernists. From the fuliginous flatness of the fifties to the pop op minimal sixties right on through.
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