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The Resource Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes

Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes

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Keeping an eye open : essays on art
Title
Keeping an eye open
Title remainder
essays on art
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
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Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary collection--hawk-eyed and understanding--from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: "Flaubert believed that...great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting....But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged." This is the exact dynamic that informs his new book. Barnes, in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, had a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, and since then he has writtenabout many great masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, including Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin, and Lucian Freud. The seventeen essays gathered here are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read"--
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
709.04
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
  • ART / Individual Artists / Essays
  • ART / Techniques / Painting
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Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes
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Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape
Control code
BK0016345766
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9781101874783
Lccn
2015014317
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ill.
Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape
Control code
BK0016345766
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9781101874783
Lccn
2015014317
Other physical details
ill.

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