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  • Author:
    Calvin Tomkins
  • ISBN:
    0670620351
  • ISBN13:
    978-0670620357
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    Viking Adult; 1st edition (August 6, 1976)
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    272 pages
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Calvin Tomkins (born 17 December 1925) is an author and art critic for The New Yorker magazine. Tomkins was born in Orange, New Jersey.

Calvin Tomkins (born 17 December 1925) is an author and art critic for The New Yorker magazine. After graduating from Berkshire School, he attended Princeton University and received an undergraduate degree in 1948. He then became a journalist and worked for Radio Free Europe from 1953 to 1957 and for Newsweek from 1957 to 1961.

Calvin Tomkins has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1960. He wrote his first fiction piece for the magazine in 1958, and his first fact piece in 1962. His many Profile subjects have included Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson, Julia Child, Georgia O’Keeffe, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Carmel Snow, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Matthew Barney, and Jasper Johns. His paintings make us see the world the way he sees it, clear and up close, with all but the most essential details pared away.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780670620357. His many Profile subjects have included Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson, Julia Child, Georgia O’Keeffe, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Carmel Snow, Christo and Calvin Tomkins has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1960.

Tomkins does a good job of introducing the artist in a current scene, before cutting to the back story to scribe the . Great profiles of contemporary artists by the New York writer Calvin Tompkins.

Tomkins does a good job of introducing the artist in a current scene, before cutting to the back story to scribe the arc of career, inspiration and critical reaction. This mostly works, though the first profile in the collection, of Damien Hirst, had the ring of a VH1 "Behind the Music" rock star story. Tomkins provides updates on each career, current as of 2008 when this book was prepared. By combining biography, personal interviews and insights into the craft of each artist, Tompkins leaves the reader feeling as if she had been there as well. Like their work or not, Tompkins helps you to understand it.

Find nearly any book by Calvin Tomkins (page 2). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Randy Rosen, Catherine Coleman Brawer, Ellen Landau, Calvin Tomkins. ISBN 9781558591615 (978-1-55859-161-5) Softcover, Abbeville Press, 1991. Find signed collectible books: 'Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85'.

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THE TALK OF THE TOWN"Bravehitch", by Lauren Collins: Dinner with Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN"Bravehitch", by Lauren Collins: Dinner with Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie THE SPORTING SCENE"Anxiety on the Grass", by Calvin Tomkins: Can Roger Federer win Wimbledon. again?LETTER FROM OSLO"Only Mr. God Knows Why", by Anthony Lane: The meaning of the Eurovision Song Contest

Calvin Tomkins book The Scene. Reports on Post-Modern Art revd. Surprisingly, considering that the book is a collection of reports from yesterday's front lines and hot centers, one fault The Scene does not have is datedness of any damaging kind

Calvin Tomkins book The Scene. Surprisingly, considering that the book is a collection of reports from yesterday's front lines and hot centers, one fault The Scene does not have is datedness of any damaging kind. With the major exception of Wilson, few of the subjects of these pieces have gone anywhere in particular in terms of reputation since Tomkins lavished his attentions on them. Most are still about where he found them, though the artandtechnology movement, is today widely regarded as a memorably dismal episode in the saga of 1960's avantgardism, right up there with the Op Art bubble. He has written more than a dozen books, including The Bride and the Bachelors, Merchants and Masterpieces, Living Well Is the Best Revenge, Off the Wall, Duchamp: A Biography, and Lives of the Artists. those seeking creative inspiration. -Bloomberg Businessweek.

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