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Manhattan, to him, was the ruined blueprint of a great idea, and he speculated at
length about how the city could become Utopia : indeed, the secret cause of his
intellectual war on New York was, as we shall see later, that his own idea of a ...
The lyric poet of this idea, which has influenced cities for the worse from Sydney
to Zagreb, was Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known by his nickname "Le
Corbusier" - the crowlike one. (Doubtless this referred to his taut and beaky frame
In art, this became aggravated by the sudden rush of art investment - not yet the
mania it would become in the seventies, but large enough nearly to abolish, for a
time, the idea that an artist's thought and performance needed to mature, ...
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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