THE CHARLES ELIOT NORTON LECTURES
Cover: The Shape of Content in PAPERBACK

The Shape of Content

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PAPERBACK

$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674805705

Publication Date: 01/01/1992

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144 pages

35 line illustrations, 1 halftone

The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures

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The book is the clearest, most forceful statement on art by an artist of our time that I have read.—Frank Getlein, The New Republic

To find a lucid painter speaking lucidly of art is a thrilling discovery… [He traces] the formation of painting from idea to completion, both generally and specifically with a clarity of thought and a precise use of language which should be a very archetypal model for all critics and painters alike.Virginia Quarterly Review

A remarkably interesting book, which puts the reader in rewarding contact with a questing mind and a humane spirit.The Atlantic

[Shahn] sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general…the book is highly controversial…also highly stimulating.The New Yorker

Points made in the collection are pertinent, lucid and most readable. A valuable addition to the appraisal of the condition of the arts.Kirkus Reviews

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