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Reading Pictures : A History of Love and Hate (ART APPRECIATION, ART CRITICISM, ART HISTORY))

MANGUEL, ALBERTO [ED]

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ISBN 10: 0676971326 / ISBN 13: 9780676971323
Published by Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2000
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Small bump to one corner, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Alberto Manguel on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 24123

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Title: Reading Pictures : A History of Love and ...

Publisher: Knopf Canada, Toronto

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Reading Pictures looks at the work of great artists–from the intensely familiar to the undiscovered–and examines the stories behind them, tracing the passage of life into art. Pablo Picasso torments his mistress Dora Maar and then paints brilliant studies of her grief-crumpled face; these evolve into the weeping woman in his great indictment of fascism, Guernica. Manguel untangles what this story, and countless others, shows us of our twin impulses toward creation and destruction. A tour of the psyche more than of the museum, this book dares to ponder, with contagious wonder, why we create.

Not since John Berger’s influential Ways of Seeing has an essayist so eloquently examined what happens when we are moved by profound works of art and how we decode a wordless language that touches us so intimately. Richly illustrated, Reading Pictures shows us that there is no limit to the stories we may find if we look with care and delight.

About the Author:

Alberto Manguel is the acclaimed author of several award-winning books, including A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading, which was an international bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, a Times Literary Supplement International Book of the Year, and Winner of France's Prix Medicis. He is a widely sought-after speaker, and will lecture at museums worldwide, including the Louvre, ont he publication of Reading Pictures. He was born in Buenos Aires and lives in France.

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