Best Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
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From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western arts defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucass volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.
Americas premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglias trademark audacity, Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknownpaintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical contextfrom the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollocks abstract Green Silver to Rene Coxs daring performance piece Chillin with Liberty. And in a stunning conclusion, she declares that the avant-garde tradition is dead and that digital pioneer George Lucas is the worlds greatest living artist. Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment.
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