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Humor in art : a celebration of visual wit

Author: Nicholas Roukes
Publisher: Worcester, Mass. : Davis Publications, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Humor is a far more powerful spark to creativity than is generally realized. For the first time, a collection of hundreds of great works that employ humor proves the point. Portraits of the powerful subtly poke fun at their subjects' pomposity; passionate drawings use satire to skewer a political point of view; whimsical fantasy creates a world where anything is possible; exaggerations needle people who take their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Caricatures and cartoons
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roukes, Nicholas.
Humor in art.
Worcester, Mass. : Davis Publications, ©1997
(OCoLC)664647797
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Roukes
ISBN: 0871923041 9780871923042
OCLC Number: 37143974
Description: xvi, 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Modus Operandi: Fun-damentals of visual humor --
Humor-triggering mechanisms --
Legacy of visual humor: View from the margin --
How old is visual humor? --
Survey of artists --
Laughing artist: Artists who make the world funny --
Where visual humor comes from --
Laughing artists at work --
Golden age of comics --
Cartooning-is it art? --
Humor that bites: Satire-Visual protests and playful jests --
Early satire --
Satirical Balance --
Splendid chaos: Making sense of nonsense --
Nonsense or avant-garde? --
Toward subjective expression --
Freedom from art, freedom for art: Dada and surrealism --
Naive and pseudo-naive nonsense --
Humorobics: Exercising the funny bone.
Responsibility: Nicholas Roukes.
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Humor is a far more powerful spark to creativity than is generally realized. For the first time, a collection of hundreds of great works that employ humor proves the point. Portraits of the powerful subtly poke fun at their subjects' pomposity; passionate drawings use satire to skewer a political point of view; whimsical fantasy creates a world where anything is possible; exaggerations needle people who take their attitudes too seriously.

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