The Shape of Content

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Price
$25.00  $23.00
Publisher
Harvard University Press
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Pages
144
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780674805705

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Reviews

To find a lucid painter speaking lucidly of art is a thrilling discovery... [He traces] the formation of painting from idea to completion, both generally and specifically with a clarity of thought and a precise use of language which should be a very archetypal model for all critics and painters alike.--Virginia Quarterly Review
A remarkably interesting book, which puts the reader in rewarding contact with a questing mind and a humane spirit.--The Atlantic
The book is the clearest, most forceful statement on art by an artist of our time that I have read.--Frank Getlein "New Republic "
[Shahn] sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general...the book is highly controversial...also highly stimulating.--New Yorker
Points made in the collection are pertinent, lucid and most readable. A valuable addition to the appraisal of the condition of the arts.-- (11/01/1957)