Formats
Anthologies
101
Audio
306
Catalogues
440
Clothing
23
Editions
30
Ephemera
75
Literary
37
Monographs
190
Posters
298
Video
39
Zines
145

Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#06028

Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice

Artist
Barry Schwabsky
Date
2013
Publisher
Sternberg Press
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-3-95679-002-7
Size
15 × 21.5 × 2 cm
Length
243 
Description

n this volume of short essays, Barry Schwabsky reveals himself to be a critic of uncommon range and erudition. Walter Benjamin’s views on color, E. H. Gombrich’s theory of perception, Mel Bochner’s and Liz Kotz’s narratives of Conceptualism, and Sarah Thornton’s peregrinations in the “art world” are but a few of the topics explored in this volume. In an era of hyper-specialization and rigid academic protocols, Schwabsky revives a form of criticism one imagined barely existed— a criticism of varied interests and passionate opinions.

—James Meyer, author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties

By weaving together evocative and often uncharted episodes from art history, literature, and philosophy, a critical poetic emerges, and an offense of interference and reworked perspectives surfaces from Schwabsky’s essays. Unconcerned with categorical methodologies or totalizing approaches to criticism, Schwabsky writes with nonsequential energy that obliges both artists and critics to complexity, curiosity, and courage.

—Michelle Grabner, artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Like many of the best critics, Schwabsky has the ability to describe things so precisely that no explicit evaluation is necessary. Every time an idea is introduced, it is allowed to hold the reader’s attention for the time it takes to ground a judgment, and no longer. This gentle rhythm gives the essays an unillusioned clarity and undogmatic authority rarely found in writing about art.

—Malcolm Bull, author of Anti-Nietzsche and University Lecturer in Fine Art at Oxford University

Design by Quemadura

  1. Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice
 

Related Items

  1. Brad Haylock and Megan Patty: Art Writing in Crisis
  2. Mark von Schlegell: Ickles, Etc.
  3. Lynne Cooke, Barry Schwabsky, Jessica Stockholder, and Lynne Tillman: Jessica Stockholder
  4. Maria Fusco and Jeff Khonsary: Give Up Art
  5. Cluster: Dialectionary
  6. Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance
  7. Jill Magid: The Proposal
  8. The What If?... Scenario (after LG)
  9. Sarah Pierce: Sketches of Universal History Compiled from Several Authors
  10. Kevin Schmidt: EDM House
  11. Keren Cytter: D.I.E. Now The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
  12. Liz Knox: Excerpt
  13. Ines Lechleitner: The Imagines
  14. J. Parker Valentine: Fiction
  15. Carsten Holler: Leben
  16. Again, A Time Machine: From Distribution to Archive
  17. Gerry Bibby: The Drumhead
  18. Ken Okiishi: The Very Quick of the Word
  19. Das Wunder des Lebens
  20. Tobias Spichtig: Blue, Red, and Green
  21. After Berkeley
  22. Leander Schönweger: Die Nebel lichten sich/ The Fog Disperses
  23. Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen: Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level:  J. V. Martin and the Situationist International
  24. Laura Demers: Ecstatic Essays No. 05: Tacita Dean’s Wanderlust
  25. Tila L. Kellman and Michael Snow: Figuring Redemption : Resighting Myself in the Art of Michael Snow
  26. Sarah Tripp: You Are of Vital Importance
  27. PS:
  28. Kim Gordon and Branden W. Joseph: Is It My Body?
  29. Daniel Olson: The Outline of History
  30. Karen Elaine Spencer: Dream Listener
  31. Yvonne Singer: a disturbance of memory
  32. Pawel Althamer: 2000 Words
  33. Matthew Rana: The Theory of the Square
  34. Nina Valerie Kolowratnik: The Language of Secret Proof
  35. Monika Jaeger and Stefan Soltek: CODE(X)+1 #17: The Artist’s Book: A Message from the Klingspor Museum
  36. Coralie Guillaubez, Jeanne Lebrun, Eléonore Pano-Zavaroni, and Pascale Riou: Idoine & Jeanne Lebrun
  37. Paul Dutton: Partial Additives
  38. James Langdon: A School for Design Fiction
  39. Roman Signer: Slow Movement