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then indigestible vulgarity of American mass images. On the one hand, their
lineage extended back to the women in Edvard Munch's paintings. They are
emblems of otherness and domination – maternal domination, perhaps, if one
can trust ...
Objects and images could not, except at the cost of great labour, be reproduced
or multiplied. There was no print, no film, no cathode-ray tube. Each object,
singular; each act of seeing, transitive. The idea that we would live immersed in a
But they see them all the same; and what they see, and take for granted, is a
stream of images whose juxtapositions are often Surrealist in their incongruity.
With this parade of interchangeable ghosts, and in a chaotic way, we make our
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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