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Kramer, Hilton

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The age of the avant-garde : an art chronicle of 1956-1972 by Hilton Kramer( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected exhibition reviews published originally between 1956 and 1972
The revenge of the Philistines : art and culture, 1972-1984 by Hilton Kramer( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kramer, former New York Times art critic, has assembled a collection of his reviews along with a smattering of essays. In his hymn to New York's renovated Museum of Modern Art, he notes that its "formalist outlook tends ... to lead to a false sense of orthodoxy." Yet these reviews, which rigorously apply his own formalist standards of what constitutes modern art, miss out on much of what is vital and meaningful in today's highly variegated art scene. Kramer is appalled by political art, most of which, he argues, lacks artistic merit; he doubts whether any great art can be political. In surveying the '80s' rebirth of realism, he reassures us that many new realists are not antimodernist or antiabstractionist. One piece agonizes over whether Saul Steinberg should be considered an artist. A somewhat condescending essay on Max Ernst sets him above the "muddled narcissism" said to mar many other surrealists. Other subjects range from Rodin to Walker Evans; selections were culled from the New York Times, New Criterion (which Kramer edits), Commentary and elsewhere."--Publishers Weekly via amazon.com
The sculpture of Gaston Lachaise by Gaston Lachaise( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial survey chosen to show chronologically the full range of his interests and his development
Richard Lindner by Richard Lindner( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twilight of the intellectuals : culture and politics in the era of the Cold War by Hilton Kramer( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Twilight of the Intellectuals, Mr. Kramer explores, in effect, the intellectual history of the cold war and its divisive impact on our politics and culture. His book is also necessarily about the consequences of the 1930s and the 1960s, two decades when the political left achieved its greatest influence. The Twilight of the Intellectuals is part memoir, part reflection, part critical analysis. It is filled with incisive portraits of people and their ideas, and with the often peculiar details of the urgent intellectual debates that tore apart friendships, sundered movements and institutions, and made the life of the mind so important in a way we can scarcely appreciate today
The triumph of modernism : the art world, 1987-2005 by Hilton Kramer( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great authority and historical undergirding of Hilton Kramer's art criticism are on abundant display in this first collection of his pieces to appear in twenty years. The essays and reviews in The Triumph of Modernism constitute a fever chart of the contemporary art scene, diagnosing the state of modernism and its vital legacy in the postmodern world."--Publisher's website
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released in 1972, Painters Painting is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters from 1940-1970. Interviews by Emile de Antonio, a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed the artists informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Distortions by André Kertész( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the grain : the new criterion on art and intellect at the end of the twentieth century( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its founding in 1982, The New Criterion has emerged as the foremost voice of critical dissent in the culture wars now raging throughout American society. This book brings together an abundant selection of the magazine's most incisive essays, sparkling examples of wit, clarity, and fierce independence that have made The New Criterion one of our most respected sources of critical opinion." "Challenging the radical orthodoxies that have disfigured contemporary intellectual debate, the essays in Against the Grain cover a wide range of controversial subjects, from the philosophy of Michel Foucault to the apocalyptic kitsch of Anselm Kiefer, from the scandals of political correctness and multiculturalism to the state of Latin American literature and politics. Samuel Lipman writes on the future of classical music; Hilton Kramer on the plight of the art museum today; Joseph Epstein on the poet C.P. Cavafy; Roger Kimball on the treason of the intellectuals; and Harvey Mansfield on the continuing significance of the original debate over the Constitution."--Jacket
The betrayal of liberalism : how the disciples of freedom and equality helped foster the illiberal politics of coercion and control( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, nine distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such as Rousseau and Mill to its troubled legacy in twentieth-century pursuits. They are cogent in explaining the compromising effects of liberalism in the moral and intellectual life of our culture, and seek to disentangle what is beneficent from what is destructive in its ideas."--Jacket
Who gets to call it art? : the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 by Peter Rosen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
The future of the European past by Hilton Kramer( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New criterion reader : the first five years( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings, 1930-1960 by Milton Avery( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survival of culture : permanent values in a virtual age( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly and Jasper Johns : modern masters?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is art? Correspondent Paul Solman attempts to define it through the huge, monochrome canvases of Ellsworth Kelly and the symbol-laden compositions of Jasper Johns. At the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Director Thomas Krens describes Kelly's works as the highest level of abstract precision, used to reduce the world to its most rudimentary elements. At New York's Museum of Modern Art, Chief Curator Kirk Varnedoe finds in Johns' representational works an inventiveness that derives from the meaning of each painting's constituent parts. But is this modern art really art? Art critic Hilton Kramer, a museum guide, and Solman's own camera crew have differing opinions
Counterpoints : twenty-five years of the New criterion on culture and the arts( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brâncusi, the sculptor as photographer by Constantin Brancusi( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World art trends 1982( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lengthened shadows : America and its institutions in the twenty-first century( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The revenge of the Philistines : art and culture, 1972-1984
Alternative Names
Hilton Kramer Amerikaans kunstcriticus (1928-2012)

هیلتون کریمر

Languages
English (173)

German (3)

Spanish (1)

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The revenge of the Philistines : art and culture, 1972-1984The twilight of the intellectuals : culture and politics in the era of the Cold WarThe triumph of modernism : the art world, 1987-2005Against the grain : the new criterion on art and intellect at the end of the twentieth centuryThe betrayal of liberalism : how the disciples of freedom and equality helped foster the illiberal politics of coercion and controlThe future of the European pastThe New criterion reader : the first five yearsThe survival of culture : permanent values in a virtual age