Art's Prospect

  • by Roger Kimball
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this series of essays, Roger Kimball, managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator, examines the current art scene with a scathing intelligence and a crystalline eloquence of writing style. Particularly amusing are his dissections of art-show catalogspeak.


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Yawn, yawn.

In the spirit of "these kids today" and "back in the good ole days," Kimball comes off as an crabby intellectual lightweight who offers no new or interesting insight into art. He offers such brilliant insight as, artist Mona Hatoum only got a job because of affirmative action and sociology is an intellectual slum. He offers the sort of criticism that presents itself as common sense and realist, but history inevitably shows to be laughably naive and off the mark. Although, a high point is a chapter attacking the foolishness of Ayn Rand and her followers, which should always be praised. It may be hard to navigate the anything goes world of art today, but Kimball really offers nothing to help us understand how to approach art today. There is no real investigation into the connections between art and other disciplines or social factors which are vital to art today. Overall Kimball shows us why critics so often get a reputation as professional complainers who have nothing positive to add to the world.
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- Jarrett

A wonderful eye opener

I found this audiobook to give me a very profound insight into art. There are lot of so-called object we call art these days. I love the statement that starting in the 60s everyone felt anyone can be an artist. Not everyone is an artist just like not everone can be jesus or budda. Artist have insights which elude most people. Its unfortunate that more poeple don't speak up againest all the trash we are shown as art these days. Roger Kimball is brave and I wish him the best.Great book.
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- Faad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.