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That the alterations of the human face and body represented by such figures
were not Expressionist distortions, but conventional forms, was perhaps less
clear (or at least less interesting) to him than to us. They seemed violent, and they
Architecture and design, on the other hand, have everything to do with the body –
and the unredeemed body, at that. Without complete respect for the body as it is,
and for social memory as it stands, there is no such thing as a workable or ...
Detachment: the clinical gaze on the human body as a specimen, all its privacy
brushed aside. Bacon thought there was a strong analogy between the body's
various availabilities – to inspection, sex, or political coercion. All three evoked ...
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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