The Rape Of The Masters

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Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594033021
Size: 22.74 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 200

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The Rape Of The Masters

by Roger Kimball, The Rape Of The Masters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Rape Of The Masters books, "The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization.



The Rape Of The Masters

The Rape of the Masters PDF
Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594031215
Size: 52.34 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 186

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by Roger Kimball, The Rape Of The Masters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Rape Of The Masters books, Colleges and universities used to teach art history to encourage connoisseurship and acquaint students with the riches of our artistic heritage. But now, as Roger Kimball reveals in this witty and provocative book, the student is less likely to learn about the aesthetics of masterworks than to be told, for instance, that Peter Paul Rubens' great painting Drunken Silenus is an allegory about anal rape. Or that Courbet's famous hunting pictures are psychodramas about "castration anxiety." Or that Gauguin's Manao tupapau is an example of the way repression is "written on the bodies of women." Or that Jan van Eyck's masterful Arnolfini Portrait is about "middle-class deceptions ... and the treatment of women." Or that Mark Rothko's abstract White Band (Number 27) "parallels the pictorial structure of a pieta." Or that Winslow Homer's The Gulf Stream is "a visual encoding of racism." In "The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art," Kimball, a noted art critic himself, shows how academic art history is increasingly held hostage to radical cultural politics--feminism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, the whole armory of academic antihumanism. To make his point, he describes how eight famous works of art (reprinted here as illustrations) have been made over to fit a radical ideological fantasy. Kimball then performs a series of intellectual rescue operations, explaining how these great works should be understood through a series of illuminating readings in which art, not politics, guides the discussion. "The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization.



The Rape Of Nanking

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Author: Iris Chang
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 046502825X
Size: 35.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 360

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by Iris Chang, The Rape Of Nanking Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Rape Of Nanking books, The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered. In this seminal work, Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, tells this history from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers, that of the Chinese, and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone, which saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors and documents brought to light for the first time, Iris Chang's classic book is the definitive history of this horrifying episode. "Chang vividly, methodically, records what happened, piecing together the abundant eyewitness reports into an undeniable tapestry of horror." - Adam Hochschild, Salon



Shakespeare Studies

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Author: Susan Zimmerman
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838641202
Size: 11.33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Shakespeare Studies

by Susan Zimmerman, Shakespeare Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shakespeare Studies books, 'Shakespeare Studies' is an international volume containing essays & studies by critics & cultural historians from both hemispheres. Volume 34 focuses on the theatrical milieu of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.



Masters Of Nothing

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Author: Matthew Hancock
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849542082
Size: 21.43 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Masters Of Nothing

by Matthew Hancock, Masters Of Nothing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Masters Of Nothing books, Behaviour is important. Whether this be the behaviour of those who saw it coming, or of those who constantly berated them. The behaviour of those who rode the boom and switched at the tipping point to ride the bust, or the behaviour of those who held on to their principled as the system collapsed around them. It was human behaviour after all, that led us to construct a bubble nobody suspected was dangerous, yet nonetheless would burst with disastrous consequences. Contrary to the views of many before the crash the cycle is inevitable - you cannot eliminate boom and bust. In a boom the bullish are promoted whilst the cautious are overlooked, reinforcing the cycle. This factor is generally ignored by the beautiful but flawed models of economic analysts. Since we cannot abolish the cycle, we must ensure that busts are not so dangerous in the future. The policy solutions are there if we're brave enough, from changing incentives, and creating fiscal and financial regulators with clout and discretion, through to changing corporate governance and shifting the power of executives.



Gdr Review

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Size: 58.76 MB
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Category : Germany (East)
Languages : de
Pages :

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