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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 ...
The extreme form of Sadeian imagery in Surrealist art was the work of Hans
Bellmer, whose obsession with a young girl caused him to make an erotic dummy
, articulated with ball-and-socket joints, called simply "The Doll." Its limbs could
There was a widespread feeling that almost any affirmation of substance, any act
of the will grating against the rubble of values destroyed or uprooted by the war,
could form the rudiments of a new consciousness - an imagery of survival which ...
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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