Paperback / softback
March 30, 2012
16 illus.
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
1.35 Pounds (US)
$35.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Refracting Vision

Essays on the Writings of Michael Fried

From his early career as an art critic during the sixties to his art historical writings of recent decades, Michael Fried has remained one of the most controversial and fascinating art writers of the late twentieth-century. The theoretical and historical aftereffects of Fried's art criticism continue to be played out in contemporary art and criticism, while his art historical studies impinge on many of the most pressing recent debates in art history and theory. This collection brings together for the first time a range of scholarly responses to Fried's art criticism, art history, and poetry. It illuminates Fried's distinguished contribution to the study of art, while taking his work in exciting new directions. This book will be of significant interest to art historians, those engaged in contemporary art and criticism, as well as critical and visual theory. First published in 2000, it remains the only anthology devoted to analysis of the work of this prodigious scholar.

About the Authors

In addition to the volume editors Jill Beaulieu, Mary Roberts, and Toni Ross, the contributors include Keith Broadfoot, Rex Butler, Hans-Jost Frey, Steven Z. Levine, Stephen Melville, James Meyer, K. Malcolm Richards, and Isabelle Loring Wallace.


"Fried's effect on art history and art criticism has been immense. But it is still incompletely acknowledged. The present anthology will decisively raise the stakes and establish a new standard of seriousness in discussion of Fried's work."—T. J. Clark
Power Publications, Sydney

9781864870244 : refracting-vision-beaulieu-roberts-ross
Paperback / softback
407 Pages
$35.00 USD

Other Titles by Mary Roberts

The Poetics and Politics of Place

edited by Zeynep Inankur, Reina Lewis, Mary Roberts
Dec 2010 - Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation, Pera Museum
$60.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in ART / Criticism & Theory

Espacio nómada en el ensayo autobiográfico del Accented Cinema

Madalina Stefan
Mar 2022 - University of New Orleans Press
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback

School Photos in Liquid Time

Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer, OtherEric Margolis
Dec 2019 - University of Washington Press
$99.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Practices of Coexistence

edited by Marianna D. Birnbaum, Marcell Sebők
Jun 2017 - Central European University Press
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in The arts

Ridley Scott

Vincent LoBrutto
May 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback

J. W. Power Abstraction-Creation

edited by A. D. S. Donaldson, Ann Stephen
Jan 2018 - Power Publications, Sydney
$39.95 USD - Hardback

Making Race

Jacqueline Francis
Jul 2015 - University of Washington Press
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$99.00 USD - Hardback