Brian O'Doherty: Collected Essays (Paperback)
  • Brian O'Doherty: Collected Essays (Paperback)

Brian O'Doherty: Collected Essays (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 29/06/2018
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This long-awaited volume brings together much of Brian O'Doherty's most influential writing, including essays on major figures such as Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol, and a substantial follow-up to his iconic Inside the White Cube. New pieces specifically authored for this collection include a meditation on O'Doherty's various alternate personae-most notably Patrick Ireland-and a reflection on his seminal "Highway to Las Vegas" from 1972, penned after a return visit in 2012. The beautifully written texts, many of which have been unavailable in print, are insightfully introduced by art historian Anne-Marie Bonnet and complemented by forty-five color illustrations of artwork discussed in the essays as well as documentary photographs of O'Doherty and other major art-world figures. Adventurous, original, and essentially O'Doherty, this collection reveals his provocative charm and enduring influence as a public intellectual.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520286559
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm

"O'Doherty is a gifted writer whose Irish-honed literary skills are placed at the service of New York's cosmopolitan visual culture." * *
"O'Doherty shifts between active participant and detached speculative mind with a fluidity and stylistic grace that propels you forward, even as it tugs at your sleeve and asks you to stop, reread, and give it more thought. O'Doherty wants us to inhabit what we perceive, to be an acute looker while fully engaging in the conundrums and contradictions that art puts to us. It is not an easy task, but it is one that he has managed admirably these many years." * Art in America *
"The present volume of this polymath's criticism is perhaps most notable for its collection of O'Doherty's writings on Edward Hopper and Mark Rothko, two painters whom the writer befriended and knew well. It also contains his latest word on the "white cube" (he coined the now-ubiquitous phrase) from 2009, an update to his influential 1976 Inside the White Cube, an early critique of institutional Modernism." * The New Criterion *

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