In Defiance of Painting: Cubism, Futurism, and the Invention of Collage

Yale University Press
1992

Shortlisted for the 1993 Mitchell Prize

"This book will become the standard reference on the topic of collage and marks a key moment in the evolution of Cubist criticism. Every student of twentieth-century art should read it."—Yve-Alain Bois, Harvard University

"An important addition to the study of collage and is recommended to advanced students of modern art."—Choice

"Full of stimulating insights."—Andrew Lambirth, Royal Academy Magazine

"Poggi not only undertakes a re-reading of the works of art themselves and the artists' theories, but also of the critical literature that has accreted around them. . . . Poggi's writing is consistently lucid and intelligent. It is not overburdened with technical jargon, nevertheless her close-readings of Cubist artifacts is quite demanding."—John A. Walker, Times Higher Education

"In Defiance of Painting successfully yokes critical theory to a scrupulous sense of historical context. . . . remarkably astute."—Richard Shiff, Times Literary Supplement