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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 ...
On that day, History itself—the contingent pattern of human events—would stop.
All political and social power would be subsumed in spiritual contemplation, and
universal enlightenment would reign. This was Madame Blavatsky's version of a
He felt some colours as strongly as others feel sounds – the heehawing of a
police siren or the hateful squeak of a knife dragged across a plate – and his
obsession with the “pathetic fallacy,” the attribution of human feelings to what was
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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