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List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments An Introduction to My Art Criticism Pt.2: 1965Three American Painters: Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella (1965) Pt.The heart of the book is Benjamin Jowett's piece "On the Interpretation of Scripture." Jowett, later master of Balliol College, Oxford, argued that the Bible ought to be read like any other book--in other words, our aim ought to be to recover the authors' original meaning within their own context and not to expect that Genesis will accord with Newtonian astronomy.His suggestion that New Testament writers had changed the meaning of passages from the Psalms that appear in the Epistles radically implied that divine inspiration had nothing to do with their creative process.Many have issued statements observing that evolution and the tenets of their faiths are compatible.
“The End of the End of the Earth: Essays” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Jonathan Franzen One subject comes up frequently in Jonathan Franzen’s latest collection of essays: how to live responsibly in the face of our all but certain extinction as a species.“Every one of us is now in the position of the indigenous Americans when the Europeans arrived with guns and smallpox: our world is poised to change vastly, unpredictably, and mostly for the worse,” he writes.Ranging from brief reviews to extended essays, and including major critiques of Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, and Anthony Caro, these writings establish a set of basic terms for understanding key issues in high modernism: the viability of Clement Greenberg’s account of the infralogic of modernism, the status of figuration after Pollock, the centrality of the problem of shape, the nature of pictorial and sculptural abstraction, and the relationship between work and beholder.In a number of essays Fried contrasts the modernist enterprise with minimalist or literalist art, and, taking a position that remains provocative to this day, he argues that minimalism is essentially a genre of theater, hence artistically self-defeating.For this volume Fried has also provided an extensive introductory essay in which he discusses how he became an art critic, clarifies his intentions in his art criticism, and draws crucial distinctions between his art criticism and the art history he went on to write.The result is a book that is simply indispensable for anyone concerned with modernist painting and sculpture and the task of art criticism in our time.“I don’t have any hope that we can stop the change from coming. — this book is a good place to catch up with the acclaimed novelist (“The Corrections,” ″Freedom”) whose graceful, trenchant essays are a joy to read even when the subject is terrifying.“The End of the End of the Earth” brings together 16 essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, although the publisher chose not to list the original publication date or media outlet.My only hope is that we can accept the reality in time to prepare for it humanely.”If you’re late to the Franzen game, or know him only through one of the controversies that have dogged him online — He snubbed Oprah! Half are about birds, birdwatching and climate change, subjects he cares about as deeply as literature and writing.“If you could see every bird in the world, you’d see the whole world,” he writes in “Why Birds Matter,” a lyrical essay that persuasively argues that bird populations “indicate the health of ...This volume contains twenty-seven pieces, including the influential introduction to the catalog for Three American Painters, the text of his book Morris Louis, and the renowned "Art and Objecthood." Originally published between 19, they continue to generate debate today.These are uncompromising, exciting, and impassioned writings, aware of their transformative power during a time of intense controversy about the nature of modernism and the aims and essence of advanced painting and sculpture.Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve." The rules of genetic evolutionary inheritance were first discovered by a Catholic priest, the Augustinian monk Gregor Mendel, who is known today as the founder of modern genetics.According to a 2014 Gallup survey, "More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, a view that has changed little over the past three decades.