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Art Czar.

Art Czar

Alice Goldfarb Marquis

MFA Publications

c/o Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

0878467017 $35.00 1-800-338-2665

Award-winning journalist and historian Alice Marquis presents Art Czar: The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg, a balanced biography of the man who was arguably the most influential American art critic of the twentieth century. Drawn from unpublished and previously unavailable documents, interviews, and archives, Art Czar portrays the tangled elements of Greenberg's life, including his relationship with family, friends, lovers, and rivals. Art Czar also reveals how Greenberg's tastes and gift for rhetoric spoke to the American art scene from 1940 to the 1980s. A painstakingly accurate evaluation of the nuances of Greenberg's lasting influence as surely as it is a chronicle of the events of his life.
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Title Annotation:Art Czar: The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg
Author:Norton, Oliver
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Apr 1, 2006
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