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Oct 09, 2014 | ISBN 9781598533101

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“It’s a plump, unbuttoned and convivial book, streaked like bacon with gossip and cogitation. . . . [Mr. Perl] is interested in the era’s tumult, its howls and murmurs, its wolf whistles and rebel yells. He has raided memoirs, magazines and interviews for material; he’s also rummaged through forgotten pamphlets and yellowed correspondence. This is a party that spills out onto the lawn.” — Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Every student ought to have a copy in the studio or carrel. . . . For readers generally concerned about art, Art in America is likely to remain essential for quite a while.” — Wall Street Journal

“A powerhouse time capsule of a singular era. Jed Perl’s masterful compilation of interviews, diaries, and essays from the post-war legends of word (Capote, Sontag, Kerouac) and image (Warhol, Avedon, Frank) reads like the dinner party of a lifetime.” — B&N Review

“In this fascinating anthology Jed Perl has given narrative shape and structure to a wide range of voices: poets, artists themselves, and various other articulate observers of the amazing metamorphoses of postwar American art. What emerges is surely one of the defining records of our artistic age.” — John Ashbery

“Jed Perl has compiled an invigorating panorama of art writing from a crucial quarter century, adding vital context with his incisive commentaries. As today’s art writers suffer diminishing visibility, the pleasures to be had exploring this collection comes as a salutary shock. An unexpectedly compulsive read.” — Elizabeth C. Baker, editor-at-large, Art in America magazine

“Wondrous. . . . A singular book.” — Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

“Perl is a fiercely fluent word-spinner, with a staggering knowledge of American artists and their critics.” — John Updike

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