Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture

Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture

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In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates America’s obsession with public memorials and the changing role of art and museums in our society. From Thomas Eakins’s 1875 masterpiece The Gross Clinic, (considered “too big, bold, and gory” when first exhibited) to the bitter disputes about Maya Lin’s Vietnam… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (April 22, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 480 pages

File size: 7.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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