Visual Shock

A History of Art Controversies in American Culture
Product Number: EB00170748
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307548771
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

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 War Memorial, this is an eye-opening account of American art and the battles and controversies that it has ignited. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Michael Kammen
Original Publish Date: Apr 22, 2009

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