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Manhattan, to him, was the ruined blueprint of a great idea, and he speculated at
length about how the city could become Utopia: indeed, the secret cause of his
intellectual war on New York was, as we shall see later, that his own idea of a ...
In fact, his work for the last twenty years has been totally conventional; it only
repeats his own mock-primitive prototypes, with minor variations to keep the
market alert. The idea that innocence is a renewable resource is the peculiar
delusion of ...
The idea of a cultural avant-garde was unimaginable before 1800. It was fostered
by the rise of liberalism. Where the taste of religious or secular courts determined
patronage, “subversive” innovation was not esteemed as a sign of artistic ...
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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