ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

PUBLISHER
Gregory R. Miller & Co.

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 220 pgs.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 111   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780980024296 TRADE
List Price: $25.00 CDN $34.50 GBP £22.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

BROWSE THE 2019 FALL CATALOG

Preview our Fall 2019 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

Seen, Written

Selected Essays

By Klaus Kertess.

Curator and historian, gallerist and writer: Klaus Kertess has long been a decisive and forward-thinking presence in the art world. He founded the Bykert Gallery in 1966, where he represented artists including Chuck Close, Ralph Humphrey, Brice Marden and Dorothea Rockburne; three decades later, he curated the 1995 Whitney Biennial, the follow-up to the famously political 1993 iteration. "What is being proposed here," he wrote in a catalogue essay for the 1995 exhibition, "is not a return to formalism but an art in which meaning is embedded in formal value. An acknowledgment of sensuousness is indispensable--whether as play or sheer joy or the kind of subversity that has us reaching for a rose and grabbing a thorn." The art world has changed considerably from the relatively convivial world of the 60s to today's globalized milieu, but Kertess has been a constant throughout the years, curating shows of provocative new work and writing critical essays on artists whose work challenges and engages him, while also maintaining a vital literary sideline (his short stories are collected in 2000's South Brooklyn Casket Company). This volume collects Kertess' critical works from the past 30 years, including meditations on Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, John Chamberlain, Vija Celmins, Chris Ofili and Matthew Richie. With each essay accompanied by full-color reproductions of works discussed, Seen, Written provides a priceless opportunity to see art through the eyes of a lifelong viewer.
Seen, Written

in stock  $25.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE BOOK
"In college I already knew I would spend my career in art and, at first, was convinced I would have been happier living in fifteenth-century Florence making occasional side trips to Arezzo to watch Piero della Francesca at work on his frescoes in the Church of San Francesco. However, reading books like Robert Rosenblum's Cubism and Twentieth Century Art, studying with George Heard Hamilton, and, most of all, spending time in the Yale University Art Gallery drifting and/or shocked into works like Vincent Van Gogh's Night Caf began to propel me five centuries forward. After completing my first year in graduate school, including a too hastily written master's thesis, I informed the head of Yale's art history department Egbert Haverkamp Begeman that I didn't want to go for my doctorate and had decided I wanted to open a contemporary art gallery in Manhattan. "Whore, whore, you will become a whore," he repeated and repeated in ever-higher decibels, as I walked out of his office. And so began my life in the contemporary art world, in the spring of 1964"

Klaus Kertess, excerpted fromSeen, Written: Selected Essays.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/22/2011

Seen, Written, by Klaus Kertess, Reviewed by The New York Observer

Seen, Written by Klaus Kertess Reviewed by The New York Observer

Below is Andrew Russeth's review of Klaus Kertess' insightful essay collection, Seen, Written, reproduced from the August 15, 2011 edition of New York Observer. continue to blog


OF RELATED INTEREST

Theft Is Vision

THEFT IS VISION

By Bob Nickas.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783905770360
USD $22.00
| CAN $30.5

Pub Date: 9/1/2007
Active | Out of stock


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: CRITICISM AND THEORY

Oslo Pilot (201517)

OSLO PILOT (201517)

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493425
USD $37.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


The Trials of Art

THE TRIALS OF ART

Edited by Daniel Mcclean.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464036
USD $59.95
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 10/1/2007
Active | In stock


Ch-ch-ch-changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Edited by David Mollin, John Reardon.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464135
USD $35.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/1/2009
Active | In stock


The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JON THOMPSON

By Jon Thompson.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464371
USD $37.55
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 4/1/2011
Active | In stock


The Space Between: Collected Writings

THE SPACE BETWEEN: COLLECTED WRITINGS

By Michael Bracewell.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464388
USD $35.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/1/2011
Active | In stock


Medium of Contingency

MEDIUM OF CONTINGENCY

Introduction by Robin Mackay. Text by Reza Negarestani, Elie Ayache, Matthew Poole.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464395
USD $22.00
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 3/15/2011
Active | In stock


Dawn Ades: Writings on Art and Anti-Art

DAWN ADES: WRITINGS ON ART AND ANTI-ART

Edited by Doro Globus.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464630
USD $36.00
| CAN $49.95

Pub Date: 6/19/2015
Active | In stock


Lawrence Gowing: Selected Writings on Art

LAWRENCE GOWING: SELECTED WRITINGS ON ART

Text by Sarah Whitfield.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464654
USD $36.00
| CAN $49.95

Pub Date: 4/1/2016
Active | In stock


Ticio Escobar: The Invention of Distance

TICIO ESCOBAR: THE INVENTION OF DISTANCE

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464951
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 8/1/2014
Active | In stock


Somebody's Got To Do It: Selected Writings by Pavel Buchler Since 1987

SOMEBODY'S GOT TO DO IT: SELECTED WRITINGS BY PAVEL BUCHLER SINCE 1987

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781909932319
USD $29.95
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 5/1/2017
Active | In stock


Navigation

NAVIGATION

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677915
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 8/25/2016
Active | In stock


Artist-Run Europe

ARTIST-RUN EUROPE

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677564
USD $30.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 9/1/2016
Active | In stock



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com