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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This book is a survey of one of the richest, most controversial and perhaps most thoroughly confusing epochs in the whole history of the visual arts -- the period from 1960 to the mid-1990s. Edward LucieSmith combines a critical eye with a historian's insight into wider trends. His earlier Art Today, a survey of post-war art, became a bestseller. This completely new book r ...more
512 pages
Published 1995 by Phaedon
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Paul Bryant
At smart gallery openings I might well have booed
And my gallery brochure surreptitiously chewed
When those art critics drooled, billed and (yes) cooed
And babbled forth theories increasingly pseud
(And later made purchases financially shrewd)
Over the great and the not so great American nude
(Private parts not so private and expressions so lewd
And with disturbing symbolism imbued)
And the many unlovely paintings of food
(pizzas, burgers, all multihued)
And the slapdash portraits, deliberately crude
Becau
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Nandakishore Varma
Jun 03, 2015 Nandakishore Varma marked it as to-read
(I have not read this book. However, there's very interesting poetic dialogue going on in Paul's thread which I felt, should be preserved for posterity. It's akin to Plato.

I state here that the copyright for the poems are with the posters - I am only the scribe. If you like this, please like Paul's review, not mine. :D)

Paul:
At smart gallery openings I might well have booed
And my gallery brochure surreptitiously chewed
When those art critics drooled, billed and (yes) cooed
And babbled forth theorie
...more
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