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Another light : Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand / Michael Fried

Publisher New Haven : Yale University Press
Year c2014
Authors *Fried, Michael

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Library Main Building 3rd fl. (Foreign Books)
7000:959 121034583R

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Material Type Books
Size 330 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Contents David/Manet: The 'Anacreonic' Paintings
David/Marat: The Self-Portrait of 1794
Gericault's Romanticism
Orientalism in Painting: Caspar David Friedrich
Caillebotte's Impressionism
Roger Fry's Formalism
Douglas Gordon's k.364 A Journey by Train
Thomas Demand's A Pacific Sun
Notes Summary: "In this richly illustrated book, Michael Fried-one of the most esteemed and influential art critics and art historians working today-has gathered eight major essays written between 1993 and 2013, on topics ranging from Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, and Caspar David Friedrich through Gustave Caillebotte and Roger Fry to recent films by Douglas Gordon and Thomas Demand. Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet, too, are distinct presences along with, in the background, the great art critic Denis Diderot and, in the case of Friedrich, the philosopher Immanuel Kant. As always in Fried's writing, the emphasis falls equally on observation and argument: never have these artists (and one critic, Fry) been subjected to so searching a gaze, and never has the meaning of their respective enterprises been laid bare with comparable clarity and force. Another hallmark of Fried's work is its extraordinary originality, and that too is fully in evidence throughout this remarkable book, which will add to his rep
Includes bibliographical references and index
Uniform title Essays
Subjects LCSH:Art, Modern
FREE:ART / Criticism & Theory. bisacsh
FREE:ART / History / Romanticism. bisacsh
FREE:David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825
FREE:Demand, Thomas, 1964-
Classification LCC:N6350
Language English
ID 1001067813
ISBN 9780300208177

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