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By Nancy Princenthal

ISBN-10: 0500772886

ISBN-13: 9780500772881

The 1st biography of visionary artist Agnes Martin, probably the most unique and influential painters of the postwar interval. Over the process a profession that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene paintings expected and helped to outline Minimalism, at the same time she battled mental crises and carved out a solitary lifestyles within the American Southwest. Martin pointed out with the summary Expressionists yet her dedication to linear geometry prompted her to be linked in flip with Minimalist, feminist, or even outsider artists. She moved via the various liveliest paintings groups of her time whereas keeping a mythical reserve. "I paint with my again to the world," she says either initially and on the end of a documentary filmed while she was once in her overdue eighties. while she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it really is stated she had now not learn a newspaper in part a century.

No large serious monograph exists in this acclaimed artist—the recipient of 2 profession retrospectives in addition to the nationwide Medal of the Arts—who used to be championed through critics as various of their ways as Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Alloway, and Rosalind Krauss. additionally, no try out has been made to explain her striking existence. the entire engrossing tale, advised the following for the 1st time, Agnes Martin is vital examining for a person drawn to summary paintings or the background of girls artists in the US.

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In the final days of January and the early days of February 1922, a complex process kept the completion of the Elegies intertwined with the beginning of the Sonnets. Of course, we have always known that the two works belong together. 2 An essay of this length can hardly do justice to such challenging works. For this reason, I will focus on two fundamental issues: the extent to which World War I is entangled with the two poems and the influence of Goethe and Kassner on both sequences of poems. 4 Like Goethe’s “Euphrosyne,” Kassner’s social philosophy functions both as a scaffold for the Elegies and a hinge connecting that ambitious work with the serendipitous Sonnets to Orpheus.

This relative neglect has occurred in part because it frustrated some readers for its idiosyncratic and sometimes socially and politically conservative angles, particularly after Eliot’s conversion to Anglo-Catholicism in 1927. Jason Harding points to several strong critiques of the journal, beginning with Lady Lilian Rothermere, who funded the magazine until 1927 when she withdrew her support after becoming “dissatisfied with the character of the journal” (2009, 390). Harding also cites Desmond MacCarthy’s complaint about the “‘Frenchified’ neo-Thomism he found on display in Eliot’s magazine,” and notes that even Eliot’s close friend and housemate for many years, Bonamy Dobrée, objected that “the Criterion had turned into a ‘Religio-Political Organ’” (2009, 393).

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