"This is not a collection of past articles but a carefully assembled volume... In the last essay, 'Father the Void,' McEvilley offers what could well become a credo for '90s art criticism: 'The critic will come to see art as culture and culture as anthropology. Anthropology in turn will increasingly become a means of critiquing one's own inherited cultural stances rather than firing value judgments in all directions.'"
"Each of the six essays offered here... represents the author's ambitious attempt to demonstrate that contemporary criticism maintains a place in the continuum of the history of ideas."
-- Journal of Art
"Illuminating and insightful rather than analytic and argumentative."
-- Small Press Book Review
"The sort of wide-angle view of contemporary art that can help bring some of the barking and bickering [about post-Modernism] into perspective."
-- New York Press
"A thoroughly useful lantern in the bramble, a clear call for attention to meaning in art."
"...McEvilley is opting for a new metaphysics in which content rises above the banality of empty elitism."