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One of his editors hailed John Updike (1932-2009) as "one of the most elegant and coolly observant writers of his generation." He displayed those talents in several fields, most notably fiction; but even though Updike insisted "my mother didn't raise me to be a critic," this self-professed amateur managed to create several books of enduring art criticism, of which this posthumous volume is the third. As in his Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), Updike's eclecticism shines brightly; his subjects range from Gilbert Stuart and Eakins to Pop Art, Norman Rockwell and Richard Serra. Essays that show the gift of unforced clarity.