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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
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: 946518901
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 13, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012.
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 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, Nadine M. Orenstein.

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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 selection of images is notably broad, ranging from the elevated to the rudely humorous: renowned writers and decidedly unhygienic cooks; elegantly dressed noblemen and victims of outrageous fashion fads; Napoleon as a tidy Lilliputian and Boss Tweed as a bloated Roman emperor... Artists as diverse as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, William Hogarth, Francisco de Goya, Thomas Rowlandson, Eugène Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, and Al Hirschfeld contribute their distinctive talents to this fascinating, informative, and very amusing volume."--Publisher description.

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