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There was already a powerful, though obscure, undercurrent of mechano-sexual
images in French experimental writing. Thus Alfred Jarry_( 1873- 1907), author of
the \Ubu trilogy, wrote a fantasy of mechanical power in 1902 in which the hero ...
At times, Malevich's architectural-sculptural fantasies took on a naively didactic
air. What would be the right house for one of the heroes of Modernity, an aviator?
What but a building shaped like a biplane made of bright blocks and slabs (plate
Its limbs could be splayed, bent, and combined at will, which made it an excellent
vehicle for images of sexual fantasy centred on rape and violence (plate 172).
Bellmer took photographs of it in different settings, a room, a corner, an alley, ...
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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
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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