The most comprehensive portrait of art criticism ever assembled, as told by the leading writers of our time
In the last 50 years, art criticism has flourished as never before. Moving from niche to mainstream, it is now widely taught at universities, practiced in newspapers, magazines and online, and has become the subject of debate by readers, writers and artists worldwide. Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Jarrett Earnest's wide-ranging conversations with critics, historians, journalists, novelists, poets and theorists--each of whom approaches the subject from a unique position--illustrate different ways of writing, thinking and looking at art.