Review of Patricia Bickers' The ends of art criticism

Bowman, Matthew (2022) Review of Patricia Bickers' The ends of art criticism. The Burlington Magazine, 164 (1426). pp. 103-104. ISSN 0007-6287

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For a long time, there was only the scantiest literature on art criticism, as if, despite its prevalence in the artworld, the topic merited little academic consideration or could only be practiced rather than discoursed upon. That situation has been gradually altering over the last few years, as evidenced by books published by Jarrett Earnest and Isabelle Graw, and now Patricia Bickers’ The Ends of Art Criticism. Bickers’ book, then, cogently reflects upon art criticism’s history and lucidly examines its philosophical underpinnings. Does it succeed in showing criticism’s present-day relevance and strength?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: art, fine art, art criticism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Matthew Bowman
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 12:03
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 12:03

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