On Modern Art

Author(s): Jean-Paul Sartre; Chris Turner (Translator)

Forthcoming Titles | Philosophy

A collection of insightful essays by the French philosopher on contemporary art.


Iconic French novelist, playwright, and essayist Jean-Paul Sartre is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades. The Seagull Sartre Library now presents some of his most incisive philosophical, cultural, and literary critical essays in twelve newly designed and affordable editions.


Sartre was a prodigious commentator on contemporary art, as is evident from the short but incisive essays that make up this important volume. Sartre examines here the work of a wide range of artists, including recognized masters such as Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, and Andr Masson, alongside unacknowledged greats like French painter Robert Lapoujade and German painter-photographer Wols.


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  • : 9780857429100
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : August 2021
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  • : Jean-Paul Sartre; Chris Turner (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 152