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Infinite jest : caricature and satire from Leonardo to Levine

Author: Constance C McPhee; Nadine Orenstein; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2011.
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"From Leonardo's drawings of grotesque heads to contemporary prints lampooning American politicians, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a vast but largely unknown collection of caricatures and other satirical works. This handsome book offers 165 examples, dating from about 1500 to the present, that reflect the age-old tradition of using exaggeration and humor to convey personal, social, or political meaning. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
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Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; David Levine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance C McPhee; Nadine Orenstein; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781588394293 1588394298 9780300175813 0300175817
OCLC Number: 711045513
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 13, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012.
Credits: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: viii, 216 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Shoot folly as it flies" : humor on paper / Constance C. McPhee with contributions by Nadine M. Orenstein --
Caricature and satire from Leonardo to Levine --
Elements of caricature --
Social satire --
Politics --
Celebrities.
Other Titles: Caricature and satire from Leonardo to Levine
Responsibility: Constance C. McPhee and Nadine M. Orenstein.

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