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Titre : The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty
Éditeur : Art Issues Press/Foundation for Advanced Critical Studies
Reliure : PAPERBACK
Etat du livre : Good
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Synopsis : An intellectual tour-de-force, this collection of essays asks one of the key questions of our time: Why has talk about art so conspicuously avoided the subject of beauty in recent years? A classic in contemporary art criticism.
Critique: This is a pithy collection of essays on the nature, meaning, and destiny of beauty in the late 20th century. For such a slender volume (just 64 pages), the broad scope of these essays covers a lot of ground. Dave Hickey discusses the work of Raphael, Andy Warhol, Caravaggio, and Michel Foucault, traversing centuries of ideas about aesthetics, sexuality, religion, and culture. Hickey, a professor of art criticism and theory at the University of Nevada and the author of a book of short fiction, boldly ventures to compare Robert Mapplethorpe's X Portfolio to Shakespeare's Sonnets. A delight for the mind.
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