Co-Authored with the Estimable Stephen Hicks
I am very honored to have one of the world’s leading philosophers, Stephen R. C. Hicks join me in this project, Art: Modern, Postmodern, and Beyond. Stephen gives an unflinching critical look at postmodern art and aesthetics, and I show better alternative options through my art and aesthetic.
From the back cover: “Have you ever been puzzled by the postmodern art shown in contemporary art museums? Or speculated on the motivations of the artists and curators who show it? Or wondered what it says about our contemporary culture—and if there is hope for our future? In Art: Modern, Postmodern, and Beyond, philosopher Stephen Hicks and artist Michael Newberry sift through the seemingly inexplicable aesthetic confusion to arrive at meaningful comprehension of art and its antithesis.”
This book is the third, from the quarantine period (QP), in a strategy to displace postmodernism, not only by in-depth criticism but also through offering better, more meaningful alternatives.
I hope you will get the book, and if you like it, please give it a thoughtful review, they go a long ways towards the book’s reputation.
Michael, Idyllwild, 8/27/2021