The great authority and historical undergirding of Hilton Kramer's art criticism are on abundant display in this first collection of his pieces to appear in twenty years. The essays and reviews in The Triumph of Modernism constitute a fever chart of the contemporary art scene, diagsing the state of modernism and its vital legacy in the postmodern world.
Hilton Kramer was co-editor and co-publisher of The New Criterion, which he founded in 1982. He had also been editor of Arts Magazine, art critic for The Nation, chief art critic for the New York Times, and art critic for the New York Observer. His other books include The Twilight of the Intellectuals, The Age of the Avant-Garde, and The Revenge of the Philistines. He died in 2012.