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Amy Goldin: Art in A Hairshirt, Art Criticism 1964-1978
9x6”, 220 pages, 15 color plates
Essays by Amy Goldin, Robert Kushner and others.
Published by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press.
ISBN 13: 978-1-55595-342-3
This book represents the first-ever collection of essays by influential art critic, Amy Goldin, taken from the pages of Artnews, Artforum, Art Journal, New American Review, International Journal for Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Art in America and her personal journals during the 60s and 70s.
Robert Kushner, artist and a founder of the Pattern and Decoration Movement, has assembled this selection of essays written by Amy Goldin whose critical writing inspired many American artists. Her unconventional acceptance of “new” art forms paired with a close visual analysis of art from other cultures immediately challenged the traditional method of teaching art-history in the classroom and paved the way for broader parameters within the definition of art.
Goldin’s most thought-provoking writings on Islamic Art, Conceptual Art, Folk Art, Decoration, Abstract Expressionism, Opticality and Black American Art are featured along with in-depth analysis of the work of such artists as Henri Matisse, George Sugarman, Manny Farber and Morris Louis.
Over thirty of Goldin’s extensive list of writings have been selected by Kushner and coupled with insightful accounts from these prominent art world writers: