The Invisible Dragon by Dave Hickey
Four Essays on Beauty

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An intellectual tour-de-force, this collection of essays asks one of the key questions of our time: Why has talk about art so conspicuously avoided the subject of beauty in recent years? A classic in contemporary art criticism.
 

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Dave Hickey has written for most major American cultural publications. Formerly Executive Editor for Art in America, Hickey's publications include Prior Convictions (1989), The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty (1993), and Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy (1997). Hickey received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism in 1994. He is currently Associate Professor of Art Criticism and Theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 010.
 
Published December 2, 1993 by Art Issues Press/Foundation for Advanced Critical Studies. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Modern art, say those in the know, isn't so much about beauty as it is about instruction. Art appreciation is considered, in our culture, a consequence of sophistication, taste and learning--the prope

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In essays on gender and beauty, Robert Mapplethorpe, art institutions and beauty's ``vernacular,'' art critic and teacher Hickey prompts a consideration of aspects of the rhetoric of beauty in Western art.

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