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Images : art and identity in an age of vertigo

Author: Camille Paglia
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Paglia
ISBN: 9780375424601 0375424601
OCLC Number: 903115764
Description: xviii, 202 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Resurrection: Queen Nefertari 3 --
2 Mystic Vision: Idols of the Cyclades 11 --
3 The Race: Charioteer of Delphi 15 --
4 Roof of Air: Porch of the Maidens 21 --
5 God's Snare: Laocoön 27 --
6 Sky of Gold: Saint John Chrysostom 33 --
7 Living Letters: The Book of Kells 39 --
8 Solitary Watcher: Donatello, Mary Magdalene 43 --
9 Island of Love: Titian, Venus with a Mirror 49 --
10 Lord of the Sea: Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune 53 --
11 Blaze of Glory: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Chair of Saint Peter 59 --
12 Satin Knights: Anthony Van Dyck, Lord John Stuart and his Brother, Lord Bernard Stuart 67 --
13 Swirling Line: The French Rococo 73 --
14 Martyr of the Revolution: Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat 79 --
15 Arctic Ruin: Caspar David Friedrich, The Sea of Ice 85 --
16 City in Motion: Édouard Manet, At the Café 91 --
17 Melting Color: Claude Monet, Irises 97 --
18 Heaven and Hell: Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon 103 --
19 Heart of Stone: George Grosz, Life Makes You Happy! 109 --
20 Dance of the Mind: Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait of Doctor Boucard 115 --
21 Luncheon in the Twilight Zone: René Magritte, The Portrait 121 --
22 Romance of the Grid: Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow 127 --
23 Elegance at Ease: John Wesley Hardrick, Xenia Goodloe 133 --
24 Shooting Stars: Jackson Pollock, Green Silver 139 --
25 Sun and Rain: Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych 147 --
26 On the Road: Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots 155 --
27 Electric: Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field 165 --
28 Blue Dawn: Renée Cox, Chillin' with Liberty 173 --
29 Red River: George Lucas, Revenge of the Sith 181.
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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