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THREE THE LANDSCAPE OF PLEASURE One of the projects of art is to
reconcile us with the world, not by protest, irony, or political metaphors, but by the
ecstatic contemplation of pleasure in nature. Repeatedly, artists offer us a
glimpse of a ...
Art influences nature, and van Gogh's sense of an immanent power behind the
natural world was so intense that, once one has seen his Saint-Remy paintings,
one has no choice but to see the real places in terms of them - without
SEVEN CULTURE AS NATURE Unlike our grandparents, we live in a world that
we ourselves made. Until about fifty years ago, images of Nature were the keys to
feeling in art. Nature - its cycles of growth and decay, its responses to wind, ...
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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