Glittering Images

Glittering Images

A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars

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From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art’s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas’s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.

America’s premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia’s trademark audacity,Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknown—paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context—from the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollock’s abstractGreen Silver to Renée Cox’s daring performance piece Chillin’ with Liberty. And in a stunning conclusion, she declares that the avant-garde tradition is dead and that digital pioneer George Lucas is the world’s greatest living artist. Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment.



Baker & Taylor
Presents a chronological tour of major themes in Western art as reflected by more than two dozen seminal images that use such mediums as paint, sculpture, architecture, performance art, and digital art.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Sexual Personae presents a chronological tour of major themes in Western art as reflected by more than two dozen seminal images that use such mediums as paint, sculpture, architecture, performance art and digital art, from an Egyptian tomb and Titian's "Venus With a Mirror" to Jackson Pollock's "Green Silver" and Eleanor Antin's "100 Boots." 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375424601
0375424601
Branch Call Number: 709 P148g
Characteristics: xviii, 202 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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mahallett
Feb 27, 2014

very interesting discussion of the art pieces she chose.

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pridi_o
Mar 09, 2013

This is a book of short essays about art written by witty and nutty Camille Paglia, who is at her best: provocative, opinionated, colourful, passionate. funny and full of good researched information.

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