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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 ...
With its construction, Russia would have the world's highest building and
Marxism-Leninism would have discovered its perfect metaphor in architecture.
The metaphor was one of dynamism and dialectical change. To begin with, the
Klee's career was a search for the symbols and metaphors that would make this
belief visible. More than any other painter outside the Surrealist movement (with
which his work had many affinities - its interest in dreams, in primitive art, in myth,
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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