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Another Light
Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand

Michael Fried

In this richly illustrated book, Michael Fried—one of the most esteemed and influential art critics and art historians working today—has gathered eight major essays written between 1993 and 2013, on topics ranging from Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, and Caspar David Friedrich through Gustave Caillebotte and Roger Fry to recent films by Douglas Gordon and Thomas Demand. Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet, too, are distinct presences along with, in the background, the great art critic Denis Diderot and, in the case of Friedrich, the philosopher Immanuel Kant. As always in Fried’s writing, the emphasis falls equally on observation and argument: never have these artists (and one critic, Fry) been subjected to so searching a gaze, and n...

2015   332 pp.  100 color + 90 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300208177  $60.00 sc

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