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Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Lavishly illustrated with over 175 black-and-white and color images that range from high to popular culture and from Ancient Greece to contemporary America, Christopher Reed's arresting book reveals the deep linkages between art and homosexuality as we understand those terms. This is the first book to fully explore the interdependence between the identity of the artist and ...more
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2011)
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carelessdestiny
Jan 11, 2013 carelessdestiny rated it it was amazing
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I was utterly engrossed from the first page. His prose is elegant and clear and his analysis of the ideas that motivate artists is intelligent and believable. Even when I didn't agree with him (things like the "AIDS quilt") I loved reading it.
Mason
Oct 13, 2015 Mason rated it really liked it
Though less compelling near the end, Reed's skillful deconstruction of the relationship between artist and homosexual is riveting, especially in his analysis of the origins of the two titular categories.
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Jul 27, 2012 Albert rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this-- going through global art history, but recent Western art history in particular, actively engaging the idea that "art and homosexuality" is a redundant phrase.
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mind-boggling and interesting.. light-reading reference.
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This book is essential, beautifully written, engaging and profoundly insightful. Im reading it again and I just finished it.
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Man, this thing is slow. So hard to get through, but I'm trying.
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