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The invisible dragon : essays on beauty, revised and expanded

Dave Hickey.
  • Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2009.
  • Paperback ed.
  • xxi, 123 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • "The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book. When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty -- and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging. With this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames. More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, The Invisible Dragon aims squarely at the hyper-institutionalism that, in Hickey's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to art in the first place. Included is an essay written for this edition, 'American Beauty, ' which concludes the volume with a historical argument that is a rousing paean to the inherently democratic nature of attention to beauty."--Page 4 of cover.
  • Dragon days: introduction to the new edition
  • Enter the dragon: on the vernacular of beauty
  • Nothing like the son: on Robert Mapplethorpe's X portfolio
  • Prom night in flatland: on the gender of works of art
  • After the great tsunami: on beauty and the therapeutic institution
  • American beauty.
Other information
  • Previous edition: 2009.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • 9780226333199
  • 0226333191
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 806198437
  • OCLC: 806198437