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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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

Painters, writers and critics should read it.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but only to profesionals. Not a light reading.


What other book might you compare Art's Prospect to and why?

A Painted House, Thomas Wolff. This is of course is a drier form, maybe more serious and laking the sence of humor Wolff delights us
Even so, for a professional painter, its really a fantastic book


Which scene was your favorite?

When he says that the person who unvoluntary clanes up the mess leaved by Damien Hirst must be the best curator ever


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hearing about Diebenkorn, he was my teacher long long time ago in California .
I am chilean, and it was my luck to be in the riht place at the right moment


Any additional comments?

For a book that is directed not for a massive public, this is really a delight from beginning to end

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- Carmen

Book Details

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