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The Grove Book of Art Writing: Brilliant Words on Art from Pliny the Elder to Damien Hirst

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Discussing the visual arts successfully in words is often held to be an impossible task. In fact it is merely difficult. And since the days of the ancient Greeks, many writers of all kinds have taken up the challenge — not only art critics but novelists, poets, gossips, artists, and essayists. In The Grove Book of Art Writing, Martin Gayford and Karen Wright have collected the best and most lively attempts to pin it down, in a single-volume cornucopia of writing on art. From Vasari and Freud on why Mona Lisa smiles, to Adolf Hitler on the degeneracy of modernism, to Picasso on how to measure the depiction of the female body, art historians, art critics, artists, as well as the aforementioned weigh in on what makes art so wonderful, frustrating, what makes it art. From the deadly serious to the deeply witty, from the sublime to the ridiculous, The Grove Book of Art Writing is an eloquent compendium of insight into the diverse ways the visual arts can be seen and thought about.

Synopsis:

A collection of thoughts and ideas about art spanning thousands of years, from Pliny the Elder to Picasso.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [575]-590) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802137203
Editor:
Gayford, Martin
Editor:
Wright, Karen
Editor:
Wright, Karen
Editor:
Gayford, Martin; Wright, Karen
Editor:
Gayford, Martin
Author:
Gayford, Martin
Author:
Wright, Karen
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2000-2
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 30 oz

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