Mack Sanderson's timbre is reminiscent of the classic broadcasters' voices--mellow and richly masculine, with a pleasing rumble in the lower registers. As the author recounts how cutting-edge modern art came to America, Sanderson's voice glides over behind-the-scenes narrative that features many familiar and many more unfamiliar names. Picasso and other modernists were slow to catch on in the U.S. but were nourished by a small circle of collectors, dealers, and gallery owners. Some listeners may balk at Sanderson's choice to give character voices to historical figures, a feature that results here, as often happens, in caricature. But this group history proves highly listenable, as well as insightful--a window into the aesthetic and commercial sides of high art that reveals the two to be inseparable. D.A.W © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593506196 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593506202 $95.00
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