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Deep Design Nine Little Art Histories by Libby Lumpkin Art Book

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Deep Design: Nine Little Art Histories by Libby Lumpkin. January 1, 1995 In nine ambitious essays of uncommon erudition, art historian Libby Lumpkin constructs quirky condensed histories that suggest an alternative approach to art writing -- strangely intelligent and wildly spirited. She argues that post-atomic New Mexico has become this nation's repository for popular ideas of redemptive nature; that Western culture's denial of chance and contingency accounts for much of today's academic cottage industries; and that the persona of the showgirl, whose origins she traces to ancient Assyria, might serve as the emblem for a feminism grounded in the social relations of power. Even the ubiquitous "smiley face" attracts her analysis in an imaginative iconography of the smile from the art of archaic Greece and first-century India to Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. Los Angeles, CA: Art Issues Press, 1999. First edition. Softcover. 126 pages. Includes two sections of color illustrations along with stories by Lumpkin. This is a beautiful art book soft cover.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 9 in (22.86 cm)Width: 6 in (15.24 cm)Depth: 0.5 in (1.27 cm)
  • Style:
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1999
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
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    Seller: BCB1211stDibs: LU906825926792
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