Balken, Debra Bricker.

Harold Rosenberg : a critic's life / Debra Bricker Balken. - Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021. - xv, 640 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The biography recounts Rosenberg's full story for the first time. Art critic for The New Yorker from 1962 until 1978, Rosenberg, together with Clement Greenberg, radically reshaped the interpretation of art in the post-World-War-II period by promoting and examining abstract expression. But Rosenberg was also a social and literary critic-writing about art was just one aspect of his work. Harold Rosenberg: A Critic's Life weaves together Rosenberg's life and literary production, cast against the dynamic intellectual and social ferment of his time. Rosenberg's mid-century linking of the New York School with the art establishment, together with his observations on the commodification of the artwork and the evisceration of the "self" in favor of celebrity (especially in his often-cited essay "The Herd of Independent Minds") make this book especially topical"--

9780226036199 (hbk.) 0226036197 (hbk.)


Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978.


Art critics -- United States -- Biography.

N7483.R66 / B35 2021

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