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The sight of death : an experiment in art writing

Author: T J Clark
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do we keep returning to certain pictures? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change over time? This investigates the nature of visual complexity, the capacity of certain images to sustain repeated attention, and how pictures respond and resist their viewers' wishes.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Nicolas Poussin; Nicolas Poussin; Nicolas Poussin; Nicolas Poussin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T J Clark
ISBN: 0300117264 9780300117264 9780300117264 9780300137583 0300137583
OCLC Number: 62302406
Description: ix, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: The Sight of Death 1.
Responsibility: T.J. Clark.
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Why do we keep returning to certain pictures? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change over time? This book addresses these questions investigating into the nature  Read more...

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". . . as compelling as a thriller...Clark shows that this [book] really is the merest doorway to what is ultimately a truly sublime mystery."-John McEwan, The Tablet". . . an eloquent plea for a new Read more...

 
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