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Date of issue: September 17th 1991
ISBN: 0500202524
ISBN 13: 9780500202524
The author of the book: Edward Lucie-Smith
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 561 KB
Edition: Thames Hudson

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This book contains many insights not so much into art as into the repressive cultures for which art is an outlet. It contains works not easily available elsewhere and is very generous with its illustrations.

The first half is a chronology which is the more convincing half. The second is thematic and I found myself questioning much of the too-easy Freudian speculation and frankly unsubtle assessments.

Having said that, this is a popular guide and not a monograph in an excellent series and, as an introduction, presumably updated as Western identity politics was rising to its peak, it is to be recommended.

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Ebook Sexuality in Western Art read Online! John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith, known as Edward Lucie-Smith, is an English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster.

Lucie-Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moving to the United Kingdom in 1946. He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and, after a little time in Paris, he read History at Merton College, Oxford from 1951 to 1954.

After serving in the Royal Air Force as an Education Officer and working as a copywriter, he became a full-time writer (as well as anthologist and photographer). He succeeded Philip Hobsbaum in organising The Group, a London-centred poets' group.

At the beginning of the 1980s he conducted several series of interviews, Conversations with Artists, for BBC Radio 3. He is also a regular contributor to The London Magazine, in which he writes art reviews. A prolific writer, he has written more than one hundred books in total on a variety of subjects, chiefly art history as well as biographies and poetry.

In addition he has curated a number of art exhibitions, including three Peter Moores projects at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool; the New British Painting (1988–90) and two retrospectives at the New Orleans Museum of Art. He is a curator of the Bermondsey Project Space.

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