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Since the Fair would embrace all nations, its central metaphor should be the
Tower of Babel. But the Tower embodied other and socially deeper metaphors.
The theme of the Fair was manufacture and transformation, the dynamics of
In the country, things grow; but the essence of manufacture, of the city, is process,
and this could only be expressed by metaphors of linkage, relativity,
interconnectedness. These metaphors were not ready to hand. Science and
technology had ...
Most sexual imagery outside plain pornography (which, by definition, was not “art
”) was based on the vaguest kind of “natural” metaphors – butterflies, grottoes,
moss, and so forth. Victorian pornography had been the first kind of discourse to ...
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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