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Out of Eden: Essays on Modern Art

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Out of Eden presents the rigorous investigations and musings of a poet-essayist on the ways in which modern artists have confronted and transfigured the realist tradition of representation. Di Piero pursues his theme with an autobiographical force and immediacy. He fixes his attention on painters and photographers as disparate as Cezanne, Boccioni, Pollock, Warhol, Edward Weston, and Robert Frank. There is indeed a satisfying sweep to this collection: Matisse, Giacometti, Morandi, Bacon, the Tuscan Macchiaioli of the late nineteenth century, the Futurists of the early modern period, and the American pop painters.

Di Piero's analysis of modern images also probes the relation between new kinds of image making and transcendence. The author argues that Matisse and Giacometti, for example, continued to exercise the religious imagination even in a desacralized age. And because Di Piero believes that the visual arts and poetry live intimate, coordinate lives, his essays speak of the relation of poetry to forms in art.

Synopsis:

"The writing is superb, the insights come with astonishing and rich rapidity, and the moral and intellectual intelligence behind them strikes me as unflinchingly honest and scrupulous."--Reginald Gibbons, Editor, TriQuarterly

About the Author

W. S. Di Piero is a poet, essayist and frequent contributor to TriQuarterly, The New Criterion, Threepenny Review, and other periodicals. His previous books include The Restorers (1992), The Dog Star (1990), Memory and Enthusiasm (1989) and several translations. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520084322
Subtitle:
Essays on Modern Art
Author:
Di Piero, W. S.
Author:
Di Piero, W. S.
Author:
W.S. di Piero
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Arts, fine
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19931202
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
8.98x5.98x.72 in. .86 lbs.

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