December 1985

Table of Contents

  • COLUMNS

  • ON LOCATION

    Ingrid Sischy on Cindy Sherman's camera kabuki.
  • MARGINALIA

    Thomas McEvilley on Who will occupy the deep space in recent painting?
  • THE CAVE

    Wolfram Schütte on Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah (Annihilation) and the ethics of reconstructing the Third Reich.
  • GROUND UP

    Herbert Muschamp on time-sharing.
  • OBJECT

    Seigow Matsuoka on Duchampian chance and poetry in Japanese-language word processors.
  • MODERN LIFE

    Carter Ratcliff on History is still bunk.
  • LIKE ART

    Glenn O'Brien on station breaks. The electronic vaudeville circuit.
  • MASS CULTURE

    Shinichiro Kurimoto on all the news that's fit to snapshoot.
  • SPEAKER TO SPEAKER

    Greil Marcus on Beyond the grave, rock critic Theodor Adorno meets the Mekons.
  • BOOKS

    Alexandra Anderson on André Kertész, of Paris and New York.
  • Maurice Berger on A Violent Life and Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation.
  • Sarah Bodine on Jack Earl: The Genesis and Triumphant Survival of an Underground Ohio Artist.
  • Suzaan Boettger on Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–80: An Illustrated History.
  • Greil Marcus on Starlust: The Secret Life of Fans.
  • Herbert Muschamp on Mies van der Rohe and Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography.
  • Carter Ratcliff on Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings.
  • Amy Baker Sandback on James Rosenquist and Giacometti: A Biography.
  • FEATURES

  • THE WORLD IN A DROP OF WATER
    Georgia O'Keeffe's vision has never been wider than in her early watercolors
  • BEAUTY ACTION
    Michael Buthe and a myth of his own making.
  • THE LAND OF CUCKOONEBULOPOLIS AND AFTER
    A history of the city in the clouds.
  • SIAH ARMAJANI'S CONSTITUTION
    The bridge over public art's troubled waters.
  • STATIONS ON A JOURNEY
    Reinhard Mucha's migrant sculpture.
  • TARGET JASPER JOHNS
    A shot in the critical dark
  • REVIEWS