Conversations with Artists Author:Selden Rodman Making no prejudgments, taking mo position, but faithfully reporting what he was told, he has written a book about an American art "colony" that is all things to all men: vigorous, dedicated, and intelligent; chatty and at times catty, but always an aspect of the truth. Frank Lloyd Wright, the demigod of the "organic school," and Philip Johnson... more », the functional internationalist, carry on a dialogue - a highly argumentative one - in
Rodman's alternating interviews.
George Rickey (I'm interested in making things that are a machine-like as possible")is poles apart from Mark Tobey ("I have no use for impersonality"). Morris Graves ("The goal of art can be read had through abstract expressionism") lives in another world from Andrew Wyeth, the realist, who can say,"It would be easy to be an abstract expressionist and take the line of least resistance."
Besides those mentioned, CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS is packed with the thoughts and ideas of other men who are the makers of contemporary American art. The conversations recorded show the artist not only working and thinking, but responding to the times and the people of his ear.« less