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Detachment: the clinical gaze on the human body as a specimen, all its privacy
brushed aside. Bacon thought there was a strong analogy between the body's
various availabilities - to inspection, sex, or political coercion. All three evoked ...
On that day, History itself- the contingent pattern of human events - would stop.
All political and' social power would be subsumed in spiritual contemplation, and
universal enlightenment would reign. This was Madame Blavatsky's version of a
... some colours as strongly as others feel sounds - the heehawing of a police
siren or the hateful squeak of a knife dragged across a plate - and his obsession
with the "pathetic fallacy," the attribution of human feelings to what was not
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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