Great Works

Great Works

Encounters With Art

Book - 2016
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Every Saturday for the best part of a decade, thousands of people have been turning to the pages of the British newspaper The Independent to read Michael Glover's thoughts about a particular piece of art. Pithy, astute, erudite, often humorous, and always engaging, these enormously popular essays are filled with compelling and entertaining observations as well as trenchant commentary about art, history, culture, and humanity. Collected for the first time in book form, this selection of 50 essays - a number of which have been exclusively written for this volume - is organized in an unexpected manner, allowing readers to see connections and juxtapositions between works. Their subjects cover an enormous span in terms of style, era, and geography-from Rembrandt's Bathsheba with King David's Letter and El Greco's The Vision of St. John to Ai Wei Wei's Iron Tree and Georgia O'Keeffe's Single Lily with Red. All the texts are accompanied by full-color illustrations of the work in focus.
Publisher: Munich : Prestel, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9783791383019
Branch Call Number: 701.18 GLO 2016
Characteristics: 271 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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BrendaCW
Apr 15, 2018

Very interesting. Great write-ups. Recommend this book.

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