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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.
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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.About the Author:
Dave Hickey writes cultural criticism. He is former executive editor of Art in America and the author of Air Guitar. He has served as a contributing editor for the Village Voice and as the arts editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is now a professor of English at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.
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Book Description Art Issues Press/Foundation fo, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110963726404
Book Description Art Issues Press/Foundation for Advanced Critical Studies, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0963726404
Book Description Art Issues Press/Foundation for Advanced Critical Studies, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0963726404
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