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The Sight of Death : An Experiment in Art Writing - T. J. Clark

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This copy of The Sight of Death is in very good condition. The top of the dust jacket has a couple of very minor creases, but the book itself is undamaged, and the pages are clean and unmarked.

Why do we find ourselves returning to certain pictures time and again? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change over time? In his latest book T. J. Clark addresses these questions - and many more - in ways that steer art writing into new territory. In early 2000 two extraordinary paintings by Poussin hung in the Getty Museum in a single room, Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake (National Gallery, London) and the Getty's own Landscape with a Calm. Clark found himself returning to the gallery to look at these paintings morning after morning, and almost involuntarily he began to record his shifting responses in a notebook. The result is a riveting analysis of the two landscapes and their different views of life and death, but more, a chronicle of an investigation into the very nature of visual complexity.

Item details

Author(s):
T. J. Clark
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300117264
ISBN-13:
9780300117264
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
Yale University Press (2006)
Title:
The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing

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This copy of The Sight of Death is in very good condition. The top of the dust jacket has a couple of very minor creases, but the book itself is undamaged, and the pages are clean and unmarked.

Why do we find ourselves returning to certain pictures time and again? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change over time? In his latest book T. J. Clark addresses these questions - and many more - in ways that steer art writing into new territory. In early 2000 two extraordinary paintings by Poussin hung in the Getty Museum in a single room, Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake (National Gallery, London) and the Getty's own Landscape with a Calm. Clark found himself returning to the gallery to look at these paintings morning after morning, and almost involuntarily he began to record his shifting responses in a notebook. The result is a riveting analysis of the two landscapes and their different views of life and death, but more, a chronicle of an investigation into the very nature of visual complexity.

Author(s):
T. J. Clark
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300117264
ISBN-13:
9780300117264
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
Yale University Press (2006)
Title:
The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing

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