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This volume contains twenty-seven pieces, including the influential introduction to the catalog for Three American Painters, the text of his book Morris Louis, and the renowned "Art and Objecthood.
These are uncompromising, exciting, and impassioned writings, aware of their transformative power during a time of intense controversy about the nature of modernism and the aims and essence of advanced painting and sculpture.
Ranging from brief reviews to extended essays, and including major critiques of Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, and Anthony Caro, these writings establish a set of basic terms for understanding key issues in high modernism: In a number of essays Fried contrasts the modernist enterprise with minimalist or literalist art, and, taking a position that remains provocative to this day, he argues that minimalism is essentially a genre of theater, hence artistically self-defeating.
For this volume Fried has also provided an extensive introductory essay in which he discusses how he became an art critic, clarifies his intentions in his art criticism, and draws crucial distinctions between his art criticism and the art history he went on to write.
The result is a book that is simply indispensable for anyone concerned with modernist painting and sculpture and the task of art criticism in our time. In this volume, FriedMichael Fried, ‘Art and Objecthood’ , in Art and Ojecthood: Essays and Reviews, n.6, p.
With essays by Nicholas Baume, Jonathan Flatley, and Pamela M. Lee. Begun in , Incomplete Open Cubes is a sophisticated and elaborate expression of conceptualist art-making by Sol LeWitt, one of the most influential abstract artists of his generation.
In , Fried published an essay entitled "Art and Objecthood," arguably one of the most important pieces of art criticism in the 20th century. Later Career Michael Fried abandoned art criticism in , and steered his writing toward pinpointing the trajectory and overall meaning of Modernism in art, from the 19th century to the present day.
Art and Objecthood has 95 ratings and 6 reviews. Joleen said: A necessary read.
Fried offers great perspective in his criticism of Minimal Art - or as he /5. Michael Fried is one the most established and reputable art critics and historians alive today. His approach to criticism is closely linked with that of his mentor, the late Clement Greenberg, who Fried first encountered while an undergraduate at Princeton.
Apr 18, · Michael Fried's often controversial art criticism defines the contours of late modernism in the visual arts. This volume contains 27 pieces, including the introduction to the catalogue for "Three American Painters," the text of his book "Morris Louis," and "Art and Objecthood."/5(93).