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But it needed a system of images, and this Dali approached through what he
called his “paranoiac-critical” method. In essence, it meant looking at one thing
and seeing another. This kind of trick double-reading had been used
occasionally by ...
Dali rightly pointed out that a censored dream was no dream at all, but a
conscious construction; if his colleagues were interested in the marvellous
workings of the unconscious, they must take them warts, dung, and all. Like a
gland irritated by ...
No seriously taken artist of the twentieth century, with the possible exception of
Salvador Dali, had devoted so much time and skill to the cultivation of publicity.
Instead of Dali's heat, which claimed to transform everything it touched, Warhol ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review