The Painted Word

The Painted Word


A humorous yet insightful look at the world of modern art.

Paperback: 112 pages

Dimensions (in inches): 0.33 x 8.27 x 5.28

Publisher: Bantam Books (October 5, 1999)

SKU: BK04 Category: Tags: , ,

Product Description

Famed author of Bonfire of the Vanities, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe sharpens his satirical pencil for a scathing word on modern art, its crackpot theories and the pretentious Avant-Garde.

‘Wolfe at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent.’ – San Francisco Chronicle

‘THE PAINTED WORD may well be Tom Wolfe’s most successful piece of social criticism to date.’ – New York Times

‘If you have ever stared uncomprehendingly at an abstract painting that admired critics have said you ought to dig, take heart. Tom Wolfe, in a scathing new satire, THE PAINTED WORD, is on your side… Don’t miss it. It may enrage you. It may confirm your darkest suspicions about modern art. In any case, it will amuse you.’ – New York Sunday News

‘Tom Wolfe is a journalist who always manages to combine an encyclopedic store of inside knowledge with the obstinate detachment of a visitor from Mars, not to mention a brilliant style and incisive wit.’ – San Francisco Chronicle

‘His eye and ear for detailed observation are incomparable; and observation is to the satirist what bullets are to the gun.’ – The Boston Sunday Globe


Chapter I: The Apache Dance

Chapter II: The Public is Not Invited (and Never has Been)

Chapter III: Le Tout New York on a Cubist Horse

Chapter IV: Greenberg, Rosenberg & Flat

Chapter V: Hello, Steinberg…

Chapter VI: Up the Fundamental Aperture

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Weight 0.7 lbs

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