Glittering Images

Glittering Images

By Camille Paglia

  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre : Art & Architecture
  • FIle Size : 44.80 MB
Score: 4.0
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Glittering Images WIth full-color illustrations throughout

From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art’s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas’s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.

America’s premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia’s trademark audacity, Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknown—paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context—from the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollock’s abstract Green Silver to Renée Cox’s daring performance piece Chillin’ with Liberty. And in a stunning conclusion, she declares that the avant-garde tradition is dead and that digital pioneer George Lucas is the world’s greatest living artist. Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment.

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  • I'd read recipe cards from Camille!

    By Stefano_jj
    Go on with your bad, bad, brilliant self, Camille. This was a fun one. I liked that each work of art was its own chapter, which made it easy to read for people like me who put a book down, then pick it up, then put it down, and so on. I really think she should have picked the original Star Wars though, that perplexed me. I really want to read her Free Women, Free Men book now. And one day I will finish Sexual Personae! But it's thicker than the Bible!