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The invisible dragon : essays on beauty

Author: Dave Hickey
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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"The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book. When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty - and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging." "With this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Hickey
ISBN: 9780226333182 0226333183 9780226333199 0226333191
OCLC Number: 258767492
Description: xxi, 123 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Dragon days: introduction to the new edition --
Enter the dragon: on the vernacular of beauty --
Nothing like the son: on Robert Mapplethorpe's X portfolio --
Prom night in flatland: on the gender of works of art --
After the great tsunami: on beauty and the therapeutic institution --
American beauty.
Responsibility: Dave Hickey.

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More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, this book aims squarely at the hyper-institutionalism that, in the author's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to  Read more...

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