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The Painted Word

Author: Tom Wolfe

Narrator: Harold N. Cropp

Unabridged: 2 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 02/14/2014

Genre: Art - Criticism & Theory

Synopsis

No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world, a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. In the process he debunks the great American myth of Modern Art in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast. Wolfes style has never been more dazzling, and his wit never more keen.

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