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JUST LOOKING: Updike, John

JUST LOOKING

Updike, John

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ISBN 10: 0394579046 / ISBN 13: 9780394579047
Published by Knopf, NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Uncorrected proof of the first edition. Printed wraps. Inscribed by Updike on the front free endpage. "for -- Cheers John Updike." Faint beginning foxing on the spine; otherwise an unread copy in Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1000232

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Title: JUST LOOKING

Publisher: Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Galley/Proof

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Artwork by John Updike.

From Publishers Weekly:

The wit and sharp observation one expects from novelist/short story writer/poet/essayist Updike are found in these 23 pieces on art, supplemented by 193 plates. He offers trenchant views on Monet ("painting Nature in her nudity"); John Singer Sargent ("too facile"); Andrew Wyeth's "heavily hyped" series of Helga nudes; Degas's "patient invention of the snapshot before the camera itself was technically able to arrest motion and record the poetry of visual accident." He hops playfully from the "tender irony" of Richard Estes's hyperrealist Telephone Booths to a Vermeer townscape, and from children's book illustration to American children as depicted by Winslow Homer. He pauses to savor the unfamiliar or forgotten: Ralph Barton's wiry New Yorker cartoons, French sculptor Jean Ipousteguy's futuristic re-visioning of human anatomy, the elaborate, studied fantasies of churchgoing Yankee painter Erastus Salisbury Field.
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