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The invisible dragon : essays on beauty

Author: Dave Hickey
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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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 Hickey's view, attempts to deny the real pleasures that draw viewers to art in the first place.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Hickey
ISBN: 9781280994456 1280994452 9780226333199 0226333191
OCLC Number: 820120908
Notes: Originally published: Los Angeles : Art Issues Press, 1993. ; This ed. previously pub. in print, 2009.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations
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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