On Modern Art

Jean-Paul Sartre

On Modern Art

Jean-Paul Sartre

Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated by Chris Turner
152 pages | 5 x 8
Paper $12.50 ISBN: 9780857429100 Published August 2021 World sales rights except India
A collection of insightful essays by the French philosopher on contemporary art.

Iconic French novelist, playwright, and essayist Jean-Paul Sartre is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades. The Seagull Sartre Library now presents some of his most incisive philosophical, cultural, and literary critical essays in twelve newly designed and affordable editions.
 
Sartre was a prodigious commentator on contemporary art, as is evident from the short but incisive essays that make up this important volume. Sartre examines here the work of a wide range of artists, including recognized masters such as Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, and André Masson, alongside unacknowledged greats like French painter Robert Lapoujade and German painter-photographer Wols.
 
Contents
1.The Quest for the Absolute
2.Calder’s Mobiles
3.Giacometti’s Paintings
4.The Unprivileged Painter
5.Masson
6.Fingers and Non-Fingers
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