The Painted Word [Paperback]

Item : The Painted Word [Paperback]
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Author Author : Wolfe, Tom
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0312427581
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780312427580
Publisher Publisher : Picador
Pages Pages : 112
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100382163

America's nerviest journalist (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this masterpiece (The Washington Post)

Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual.The Painted Wordis Tom Wolfe at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent (San Francisco Chronicle).

If you have ever stared uncomprehendingly at an abstract painting that admired critics have said you ought to dig, take heart. Tom Wolfe . . . is on your side.The Painted Wordmay enrage you. It may confirm your darkest suspicions about Modern Art. In any case, it will amuse you. New York Sunday News

Tom Wolfe is a journalist who always manages to combine an encyclopedic store of inside knowledge with the obstinate detachment of a visitor from Mars, not to mention a brilliant style and incisive wit. San Francsico Chronicle

The Painted Wordmay well be Tom Wolfe's most successful piece of social criticism to date. The New York Times

The Painted Wordis a masterpiece. No one in the art world . . . could fail to recognize its essential truth. I read it four times, each of them with mounting envy for Wolfe's eye, ear, and surgical skill. The Washington Post

His eye and ear for detailed observations are incomparable; and observation is to the satirist what bullets are to a gun. The Boston Sunday Globe

Tom Wolfe(1930-2018) was one of the founders of the New Journalism movement and the author of such contemporary classics asThe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,The Right Stuff, andRadical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, as well as the novelsThe Bonfire of the Vanities,A Man in Full, andI Am Charlotte Silu

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