ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

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Art in Its Own Terms

Selected Criticism 1935-1975 By Fairfield Porter

Edited by Rackstraw Downes.

According to the important American poet John Ashbery, “To read Fairfield Porter is to rediscover art through the eyes of someone whose intuitive love and understanding of it has been matched by few contemporaries,” while fellow New York School poet Barbara Guest wrote, “Blunt, intuitive, scholarly, inspired--I believe no other critic has so tackled the meaning of twentieth century art, has tightened our vision of it.” Known as one of America's finest and most influential painters, Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was also a prolific and highly insightful art critic. His writing not only reflects the independent, original mind that presided over his own visual works, but also covers an extraordinary period in American art, in which he played the double role of protagonist and witness. This new edition of Art in Its Own Terms restores to print a key statement in the ongoing discussion between Modern art and its past, as Porter reviews such figures as de Kooning, Johns, Cornell, Rodin, Cézanne, Leonardo and many others. Equally seminal are his considerations of the relations between art and science and art and politics. Rackstraw Downes’ introduction beautifully sets the stage for this indispensable and wide-ranging volume.
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Concerning the Spiritual in Art

CONCERNING THE SPIRITUAL IN ART

By Wassily Kandinsky. Translation by Michael T.H. Sadler with a new introduction by Adrian Glew.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467020
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Pub Date: 7/1/2006
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The Blaue Reiter Almanac

THE BLAUE REITER ALMANAC

Edited by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Introduction by Klaus Lankheit.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467006
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Pub Date: 11/15/2005
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Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife And Friends

PAUL GAUGUIN: LETTERS TO HIS WIFE AND FRIENDS

By Paul Gauguin. Contributions by Maurice Malingue.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466658
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Pub Date: 9/2/2003
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André Breton: Surrealism And Painting

ANDRé BRETON: SURREALISM AND PAINTING

Introduction by Mark Polizzotti.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466283
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Pub Date: 9/2/2002
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Futurist Manifestos

FUTURIST MANIFESTOS

Edited by Umbro Apollonio. Afterword by Richard Humphreys.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466276
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Pub Date: 10/2/2001
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Julien Levy: Memoir Of An Art Gallery

JULIEN LEVY: MEMOIR OF AN ART GALLERY

Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466535
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Pub Date: 10/2/2003
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Kahnweiler: My Galleries And Painters

KAHNWEILER: MY GALLERIES AND PAINTERS

Interviews with Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler by Francis Cr»mieux. Introduction by John Russell.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466528
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Pub Date: 9/2/2003
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Roger Shattuck: The Innocent Eye

ROGER SHATTUCK: THE INNOCENT EYE

By Roger Shattuck.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466542
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Pub Date: 9/2/2003
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Camille Pissarro: Letters To His Son Lucien

CAMILLE PISSARRO: LETTERS TO HIS SON LUCIEN

Edited by John Rewald. Afterword by Barbara Stern Shapiro.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466481
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Pub Date: 9/2/2002
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Eugene Delacroix: Selected Letters, 1813-1863

EUGENE DELACROIX: SELECTED LETTERS, 1813-1863

Edited by Jean Stewart. Introduction by John Russell.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466320
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Pub Date: 8/2/2001
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Apollinaire On Art

APOLLINAIRE ON ART

Edited by LeRoy C. Breunig. With a new preface by Roger Shattuck.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466269
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Pub Date: 8/2/2001
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Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography

STIEGLITZ: A MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

By Sue Davidson Lowe. Foreword by Anne Havinga.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466498
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Pub Date: 9/2/2002
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Art in Its Own Terms

ART IN ITS OWN TERMS

Edited by Rackstraw Downes.

MFA PUBLICATIONS/ARTWORKS

ISBN: 9780878467433
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Pub Date: 12/1/2008
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Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell

UTOPIA PARKWAY: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JOSEPH CORNELL

By Deborah Solomon.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466849
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Pub Date: 11/2/2004
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In Memory Of My Feelings

IN MEMORY OF MY FEELINGS

By Frank O'Hara. Edited by Bill Berkson. Essay by Kynaston McShine.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870705106
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Pub Date: 10/15/2005
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The Photographer's Eye

THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYE

By John Szarkowski.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870705274
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Pub Date: 3/1/2007
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ISBN: 9788867493425
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Edited by Serkan Ozkaya.

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Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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The Eternal Baroque

THE ETERNAL BAROQUE

Edited by Maria Giulia Barberini, Mary L. Levkoff, Carolyn H. Miner, Guilhem Scherf, Jeremy Warren, Patricia Wengraf.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857223247
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Pub Date: 6/23/2015
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The American Tornado: Art in Power 1949-2008

THE AMERICAN TORNADO: ART IN POWER 1949-2008

By Germano Celant.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861300682
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 11/18/2008
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London Dialogues

LONDON DIALOGUES

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rem Koolhaas.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200590
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Pub Date: 10/30/2012
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Magicians & Charlatans

MAGICIANS & CHARLATANS

By Jed Perl.

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ISBN: 9780871300690
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Pub Date: 3/1/2012
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The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

THE STANDARD BOOK OF NOUN-VERB EXHIBITION GRAMMAR

Edited with text by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk. Text and afterword by Timotheus Vermeulen.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677748
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Pub Date: 4/7/2018
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Artist-Run Europe

ARTIST-RUN EUROPE

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677564
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Pub Date: 9/1/2016
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Navigation

NAVIGATION

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ISBN: 9789491677915
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Pub Date: 8/25/2016
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Ch-ch-ch-changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Edited by David Mollin, John Reardon.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464135
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Pub Date: 10/1/2009
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The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JON THOMPSON

By Jon Thompson.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464371
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Pub Date: 4/1/2011
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The Space Between: Collected Writings

THE SPACE BETWEEN: COLLECTED WRITINGS

By Michael Bracewell.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464388
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Pub Date: 10/1/2011
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