I can’t say why I so much prefer the fine arts to the applied arts—maybe because I’m so hipped on meaning (even in abstraction)? But if you want a maximum of esthetics with a minimum of politics this autumn, formalism is doing very well, thanks, at two Manhattan exhibitions of interior design: “Weiner Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty,” at the Neue Galerie (through January 29, 2018) and “Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson" at the Grey Art Gallery (through December 9). Read More
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Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
ESTHETICS W/OUT POLITICS: APPLIED ART AT THE NEUE & GREY
November 9, 2017
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