"In this new book, America's most interesting and controversial writer on art clarifies the mysteries and conflicts of contemporary painting, sculpture, Happenings, kinetics, etc., and illuminates their relevance for our time." -- from interior flap. Artists featured in the book include Harold Rosenberg, Joseph Albers, Hans Arp, Giacomo Balla, Leonard Baskin, Mary Bauermeister, Larry Bell, Ronald Bladen, Norman Bluhm, Umberto Boccioni, Pol Bury, Tony De Lap, Charles Cajori, Carlo Carra, Christo, Chryssa, Frederick Church, Joseph Cornell, Red Grooms, Robert Grosvenor, Georg Grosz, Philip Guston, Al Held, Hans Hofmann, Hokusai, Paul Jenkins, Ray Johnson, Donald Judd, Wassily Kandinsky, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Paul Klee, Yves Klein, Franz Kline, Claes Oldenburg, George Sugarman, Salvador Dali, Stuart Davis, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Oyvind Fahlström, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Juan Genovés, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, Robert Goodnough, Adolph Gottlieb, Alison Knowles, Jacob Landau, Mikhail Larionov, Alexander Liberman, Jack Levine, René Magritte, Roy Lichtenstein, El Lissitzky, Kasimir Meduniezky, Kazimir Malevich, Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson, and Barnett Newman. Includes a list of illustrations and an index. Printed in black-and-white and color, with 171 illustrations (of which 8 are in color).