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Feeding The Eye: Essays

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A new book on the nourishing powers of visual art-film, painting, dance, and clothes.
Since the advent of cinema more than a hundred years ago, visual art has tended to be perceived as if it were in motion, and as the century ends, we notice that artists create less often in fresco or carved stone and more on film or tape, on the dance stage or in the ever changing, ever m
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Published October 7th 1999 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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One of my favorite things about Anne Hollander is that her writing on fashion is not beholden to the end-game canons of art history that get drilled into your head in art school. In fact, she often uses her knowledge of fashion to point out that shifts in style (and by extension, decorative and fine arts) are far from inevitable, the way they're often taught.

She's also not swayed by contemporary fads in political correctness to discuss historical moments in a way that would land her always on t
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Hollander was an independent scholar and historian who wrote about both art and dress.

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