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The Tower rose over Paris, slender as a hatpin. When we retreated from it, it
dominated Paris, stark and perpendicular. When we came close, it tilted and
leaned over us. Seen from the first platform it corkscrewed around its own axis,
and seen ...
Once seen, they would disclose a world of material “necessity” parallel to the one
in which his hoped-for audience lived, the world of manual work. Tatlin thought of
these sculptures as icons, transmitters of social truth; and he placed them ...
Slowly painted and irregularly seen, it served as a still, enigmatic centre to the
turmoil of Pop it had helped provoke. In Johns, the fifties artist-imagined as “hot,”
expressive, and tragic, the Romantic culture hero as evoked by Harold
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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