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Face value : American portraits

Author: Donna M De Salvo; Maurice Berger; Parrish Art Museum.; Wexner Center for the Arts.; Tampa Museum of Art.
Publisher: Southampton, N.Y. : Parrish Art Museum ; Paris ; New York : Flammarion, 1995.
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""What is a portrait today?" is the defining question of this volume. Essays by such leading scholars and critics as Maurice Berger, Kenneth E. Silver, Max Kozloff, and Michele Wallace propose fascinating answers, framing portraiture through its age-old kinship with status and wealth; its employ in fashion, politics, and advertising; and its current association with issues of identity. The catalogue also explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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De Salvo, Donna M.
Face value.
Southampton, N.Y. : Parrish Art Museum ; Paris ; New York : Flammarion, 1995
(OCoLC)605119040
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna M De Salvo; Maurice Berger; Parrish Art Museum.; Wexner Center for the Arts.; Tampa Museum of Art.
ISBN: 208013597X 9782080135971
OCLC Number: 32915423
Notes: Catalog for the exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, July 16-Sept. 3, 1995, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 3-Apr. 21, 1996, and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Fla., July 14-Sept. 8, 1996.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Facing both ways : some thoughts on portraiture today / Donna De Salvo --
In praise of the particular : American portraits / Kenneth E. Silver --
Making faces / Maurice Berger --
Portraiture and performance / Max Kozloff --
The Gap alternative / Michele Wallace.
Responsibility: Donna De Salvo ; with contributions by Maurice Berger [and others].

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""What is a portrait today?" is the defining question of this volume. Essays by such leading scholars and critics as Maurice Berger, Kenneth E. Silver, Max Kozloff, and Michele Wallace propose fascinating answers, framing portraiture through its age-old kinship with status and wealth; its employ in fashion, politics, and advertising; and its current association with issues of identity. The catalogue also explores the seemingly quixotic rebirth of studied portraiture in an age of instant image-making; the philosophical difficulties inherent in capturing individual 'essence'; and why portraits of individuals have such cachet in mass-audience advertising."--Jacket.

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