How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art
Publish Date: 2018-01-16
Author: David Salle
If John Bergers Ways of Seeing is a classic of art criticism, looking at the what of art, then David Salles How to See is the artists reply, a brilliant series of reflections on how artists think when they make their work. The how of art has perhaps never been better explored. Salman Rushdie
How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salles incisive essay collection illuminates these questions by exploring the work of influential twentieth-century artists. Engaging with a wide range of Salles friends and contemporariesfrom painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among othersHow to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres.
Salle writes with humor and verve, replacing the jargon of art theory with precise and evocative descriptions that help the reader develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artists eye.