Balanced, informed, and beautifully written, this is the definitive portrait of the man widely considered the 20th century’s most influential art critic.
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“Rigorously researched and cogent…A formidable job” (Bookforum).
A “meditation on what criticism can and should be” (Times Literary Supplement).
“Fascinating” (John Russell, New Criterion).
How an Unlikely Concatenation of Artists, Aficionados, Businessmen, Collectors, Critics, Curators, Dealers, and Hangers-On Radically Transformed the Art World
“This book,” writes the author, “is a social history of Pop Art, a group portrait of both the artists and the people who made some of them rich and famous in just a few years, while setting in...