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The Politics of Art

Micallef, Mark Anthony

ISBN 10: 9993206652 / ISBN 13: 9789993206651
Published by Mark and Emma Micallef Foundation, Valletta, Malta, 2008
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Researched discussion about art, history, and civilization from Ancient Egypt to the present. Copiously illustrated in color. Signed by author and with added personal material. Heavy volume, may require extra postage. Dented lower front right corner. Bookseller Inventory # 2313

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Title: The Politics of Art

Publisher: Mark and Emma Micallef Foundation, Valletta, Malta

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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This book gnaws at the fundamentals of accepted prejudice that art is a purely aesthetic experience of the intellect in its creator as much as its recipient. And that politics fall squarely in the opposite side of the fence: struggle, force, ambition - the 'perpetual and restless desire of power after power' identified by Thomas Hobbes in 1651. ♦ ToC: Foreword · Acknowledgements · 1. The Magic of the Image · 2. Voyage to the Afterlife · 3. And a Divine Wind Came Along · 4. The Sons of Dreams · 5. The Equestrian Statue as a Political Manifestation · 6. Aspiring to the Purple · 7. Triumphs and Exaltations · 8. 'Let the Stones Speak Out' · 9. Small Corners of the World · 10. The Dome of the One and Same God · 11. 'Princes of the Blood' · 12. All Roads Lead to Rome: The 'Umbilicus Mundi' · 13. The Eyebrow of Perpetual Astonishment · 14. Century of Transition in Europe · 15. The Golden Age of Holland · 16. 'The Russian Eagle Catches No Flies' · 17. Napoleon Bonaparte · 18. Prussia Becomes a Kingdom · 19. Triumph of the Will · 20. Moving Heaven and Earth · Bibliography · Index

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