Critical Perspectives: Eight: Award-Winning Arts Critics (CRITICAL STUDIES)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:5/1/1997 - Currency Press Pty Ltd
By: Katharine Brisbane
Reviewing art, says Joanna Mendelssohn, is like taking apart a clock -- the pieces don't always fit back together. For film critic Sandra Hall you start by stumbling in the dark. In these frank confessions by eight art journalists, all of whom have won the Pascall Prize for Criticism, we gain a unique insight, not only into their way of thinking but into how contrary are the worlds they inhabit. Other writers reflect on reviewing food (Alan Saunders), music -- both classical and pop -- (Roger Covell and Bruce Elder), recordings (Cyrus Meher-Homji), literature (Marion Halligan) and theatre (John McCallum).