IAS Book Launch: Meyer Schapiro’s Critical Debates - Art Through a Modern American Mind
20 January 2020, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
by C. Oliver O’Donnell (Warburg Institute). Respondents: Frederic Schwartz (UCL), Stephen Bann (Bristol), and Larne Abse Gogarty (Slade)
This event is free.
Institute of Advanced Studies
IAS Common GroundGround floor, South Wing, UCLLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
Described in the New York Times as the greatest art historian America ever produced, Meyer Schapiro was both a close friend to many of the famous artists of his generation and a scholar who engaged in public debate with some of the major intellectuals of his time. This volume synthesizes his prolific career for the first time, demonstrating how Schapiro worked from the nexus of artistic and intellectual practice to confront some of the twentieth century’s most abiding questions.
To celebrate its publication, Oliver O’Donnell will first briefly introduce this book’s scope and intended contribution and then engage in a roundtable conversation with Frederic Schwartz (UCL), Stephen Bann (Bristol), and Larne Abse Gogarty (Slade) about Schapiro’s work and legacy as they resonate with us today.
This book is published by Penn State University Press.
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