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Between Dog and Wolf: Essays on Art & Politics
In these fierce and lyrical essays, David Levi Strauss calls for an artand implicitly for an approach to art writingthat is passionately experiential, intellectually grounded, and politically fearless. He addresses the always conflicted relation between aesthetics and politics by concentrating on specific instancesfrom allopathic art to Desert Storm propaganda, from Columb ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 15th 1999 by Autonomedia
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This was not what I expected it to be. It should be noted that I tend to have a low opinion of essays on Art. DLS however writes really clear, well addressed essays. I'll admit that I don't know enough about most of the artists that he talks about to really have a solid review; but at no point is he the kind of essay writer that I hate; bitter or full of cliches. The main thing is that in reading this as an outsider of the art theory world, I felt more interested than pushed away. Not pretentiou ...more