"Everything Seemed Possible" by Richard Cork

Everything Seemed Possible Art in the 1970s Richard Cork

Publication date:
11 May 2003
Yale University Press
496 pages: 197 x 127mm
125 b-w illus.


Richard Cork is one of the most serious, most influential, and best-informed art critics in Britain today. These four volumes contain a selection of his articles from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and the year 2000. The result is a fascinating chronicle and invaluable record of a turbulent period that gives an overview and survey of British art and its reception over the past thirty years which is wholly unprecedented in its scope.

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?Cork?s writings have always embraced innovation and experimentation, while stressing what is worth preserving. Not only do these four volumes provide a fascinating account of the way in which art, artists and art institutions have evolved over three decades, they confirm that Cork?s lucid, even-handed and at times trenchantly critical judgement has been invaluable in helping to create the multiplicity of approach and vigorous debates that most of us find so stimulating about today?s artistic climate.??Louisa Buck, Art Quarterly