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The Resource Always looking : essays on art, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff

Always looking : essays on art, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff

Label
Always looking : essays on art
Title
Always looking
Title remainder
essays on art
Statement of responsibility
John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this posthumous collection of John Updike's art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed "Just Looking "(1989) and "Still Looking" (2005), readers are again treated to "remarkably elegant essays" ("Newsday") in which "the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges" ("The New York Times Book Review"). " Always Looking "opens with "The Clarity of Things," the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 2008. Here, in looking closely at individual works by Copley, Homer, Eakins, Norman Rockwell, and others, the author teases out what is characteristically "American" in American art. This talk is followed by fourteen essays, most of them written for "The New York Review of Books," on certain highlights in Western art of the last two hundred years: the iconic portraits of Gilbert Stuart and the sublime landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, the series paintings of Monet and the monotypes of Degas, the richly patterned canvases of Vuillard and the golden extravagances of Klimt, the cryptic triptychs of Beckmann, the personal graffiti of Miro, the verbal-visual puzzles of Magritte, and the monumental Pop of Oldenburg and Lichtenstein. The book ends with a consideration of recent works by a living American master, the steely sculptural environments of Richard Serra. John Updike was a gallery-goer of genius. "Always Looking" is, like everything else he wrote, an invitation to look, to "see, " to apprehend the visual world through the eyes of a connoisseur.--publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
700
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N71
LC item number
.U63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Always looking : essays on art, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pictures and words -- "The clarity of things" -- Making faces -- The love of facts -- The artful Clarks -- Many Monets -- Degas out-of-doors -- An intimate whirlwind -- Gold and Geld -- Bridges to the invisible -- Miró at MoMA -- The art of our disorder -- Magritte the Great -- A case of monumentality -- Big, bright, and Bendayed -- Serra's triumph
Control code
ocn777251294
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780307957306
Lccn
2012005986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)777251294
Label
Always looking : essays on art, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pictures and words -- "The clarity of things" -- Making faces -- The love of facts -- The artful Clarks -- Many Monets -- Degas out-of-doors -- An intimate whirlwind -- Gold and Geld -- Bridges to the invisible -- Miró at MoMA -- The art of our disorder -- Magritte the Great -- A case of monumentality -- Big, bright, and Bendayed -- Serra's triumph
Control code
ocn777251294
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780307957306
Lccn
2012005986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)777251294

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