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Glittering images : a journey through art from Egypt to Star Wars

Author: Camille Paglia
Publisher: Pantheon, New York : Pantheon, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Paglia, Camille.
Glittering images.
New York : Pantheon, [2012]
(OCoLC)815774506
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Paglia
ISBN: 9780375424601 0375424601
OCLC Number: 774490489
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 202 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Resurrection : Queen Nefertari --
Mystic vision : idols of the Cyclades --
The race : charioteer of Delphi --
Roof of air : Porch of the maidens --
God's snare : Laocoön --
Sky of gold : Saint John Chrysostom --
Living letters : the Book of Kells --
Solitary watcher : Donatello, Mary Magdalene --
Island of love : Titian, Venus with a mirror --
Lord of the sea : Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune --
Blaze of glory : Gian Lorenzo Bernini, chair of Saint Peter --
Satin knights : Anthony Van Dyck, Lord John Stuart and his brother, Lord Bernard Stuart --
Swirling line : the French Rococo --
Martyr of the revolution : Jacques-Louis David, The death of Marat --
Arctic ruin : Caspar David Friedrich, The sea of ice --
City in motion : Édouard Manet, At the café --
Melting color : Claude Monet, Irises --
Heaven and hell : Pablo Picasso, Les demoiselles d'Avignon --
Heart of stone : George Grosz, Life makes you happy! --
Dance of the mind : Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait of Doctor Boucard --
Luncheon in the twilight zone : René Magritte, The portrait --
Romance of the grid : Piet Mondrian, Composition with red, blue, and yellow --
Elegance at ease : John Wesley Hardrick, Xenia Goodloe --
Shooting stars : Jackson Pollock, Green silver --
Sun and rain : Andy Warhol, Marilyn diptych --
On the road : Eleanor Antin, 100 boots --
Electric : Walter De Maria, The lightning field --
Blue dawn : Renée Cox, Chillin' with liberty --
Red river : George Lucas, Revenge of the Sith.
Responsibility: Camille Paglia.

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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."
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