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Realism In 20th Century Painting by Brendan Prendeville
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Jun 25, 2011

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Not a bad book. I think that it follows conventional critical practice by deconstructing "realism", but somewhat tends to put Humpty Dumpty back together again for you. This is a small survey book, the reproductions are itty bitty, but that seems to work all right. It does make the salient point that there are "realisms", and that realism brings with it certain concerns that have implications for all kinds of painting, not just strictly representational work.

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June 25, 2011 – Started Reading
June 25, 2011 – Shelved
July 2, 2011 –
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July 9, 2011 – Finished Reading

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