Looking askance : skepticism and American art from Eakins to Duchamp (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Looking askance : skepticism and American art from Eakins to Duchamp

Author: Michael Leja
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2006, ©2004.
Series: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.

Presents an exploration of the relationship between modern art, truth, and deception. This work offers a paradigm for understanding American visual culture, from the art of Thomas Eakins, William  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2003022760
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Leja
ISBN: 9780520249967 0520249968
OCLC Number: 70671771
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xiii, 300 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: looking askance --
Mumler's fraudulent photographs --
Eakins's reality effects --
Impressionism and nature's deceptions --
Touching pictures by William Harnett --
Buffalo's illusions --
The self's deceptions --
Humbugs for highbrows: Duchamp's readymades in New York.
Series Title: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Responsibility: Michael Leja.
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"An illuminating study...[it] will undoubtedly prompt many readers to reconsider American culture at the turn of the twentieth century in light of his manifold discoveries." - Cecile Whiting, Caa Read more...

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