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Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

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Publisher Comments:

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores their power to exalt and unnerve, shock and transform us.

"Art Objects is a book to be admired for its effort to speak exorbitantly, urgently and sometimes beautifully about art and about our individual and collective need for serious art."--Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and provocative, these essays are not so much a point of view as they are a way of life, revealing "a brilliant and deeply feeling artist at work" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679768203
Author:
Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Essays (single author)
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Woolf, virginia, 1882-1941
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Aesthetics, modern
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
104-567
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00x5.18x.62 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and provocative, these essays are not so much a point of view as they are a way of life, revealing "a brilliant and deeply feeling artist at work" (San Francisco Chronicle).
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