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GLITTERING IMAGES: A JOURNEY THROUGH ART FROM EGYPT TO STAR WARS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Camille Paglia

Paglia, Camille

Published by New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2012
ISBN 10: 0375424601 / ISBN 13: 9780375424601
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Title: GLITTERING IMAGES: A JOURNEY THROUGH ART ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 205 pages. Published in 2012. Book-length account on subject. One of the most important literary and art events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limtied first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is very beautifully produced, with brilliant illustrations and accompanying text that are printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. Presents Camille Paglia's "Glittering Images". Her ecstatic celebration ("appreciation" does not quite do it justice) of Western art from Ancient to Modern times. Whether one agrees with any of her often provocative assertions or not (such as her rhapsody on "Star Wars"), Paglia deserves credit for making art's primal power central to our time, and in a way that very few culture critics and scholars are willing to do or are capable of doing. "An enthralling journey through Western art's defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas' volcano planet duel in 'Revenge of The Sith'. America's premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia's trademark audacity. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context" (Publisher's blurb). "A magisterial, poetically composed, and masterly study of 29 great works of Western art" (The Philadelphia Inquirer). An absolute "must-have" title for Camille Paglia collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Camille Paglia. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, virtually filling up the page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most important and influential American intellectual voices of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CAMILLE PAGLIA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0375424601. Bookseller Inventory # 19117

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WIth full-color illustrations throughout

From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art?s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas?s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.

America?s premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia?s trademark audacity, Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknown?paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context?from the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollock?s abstract Green Silver to Renée Cox?s daring performance piece Chillin? with Liberty. And in a stunning conclusion, she declares that the avant-garde tradition is dead and that digital pioneer George Lucas is the world?s greatest living artist. Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment.

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Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of Break, Blow, Burn; Sexual Personae; Sex, Art, and American Culture; and Vamps & Tramps. She has also written The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock.

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