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Roof life

Author: Svetlana Alpers
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is not a memoir. It does not take the form of a story. It is instead a kind of self-portrait, or perhaps several self-portraits. Svetlana Alpers had been keeping files: records of what she saw out the windows of her loft in New York; records of art sold, bought, or seen on her walls; records of foods found in markets and prepared in places where she lived; and records of herself seen in photographs, drawings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Biography Anecdotes
Named Person: Svetlana Alpers; Svetlana Alpers; Svetlana Alpers; Svetlana Alpers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svetlana Alpers
ISBN: 9780300182750 0300182759
OCLC Number: 821271481
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Beginning --
The year 1905 --
Roof life --
Sightings --
Stalking food --
Self seen --
After words.
Responsibility: Svetlana Alpers.

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A celebrated art historian who has spent a lifetime looking at art writes about looking as a way of being in the world  Read more...

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"Alpers's latest book of essays is a series of discrete, eloquent meditations on the undervalued act of looking ("That sense of life seen at a distance, and my pleasure in it") that don't fall easily Read more...

 
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