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To characterize Dubuffet's art and essays in one word is difficult, but ``iconoclastic'' probably comes closest. Dubuffet has little use for the influence of contemporary culture on art or thought in general (hence ``asphyxiating'' culture) and is blunt in his assessment of our slavish devotion to it. His Marxist-tinged polemics become excessive at times, but it is a pleasure to find an artist who can express himself in print as well as on canvas. The title piece occupies three-quarters of the book, with three short essays added. This is the first time that a book-length work of Dubuffet has been translated, and the result is smooth and happily free of grammatical trip-ups. Terry Skeats, Bishop's Univ. Lib., Lennoxville, Quebec
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941423090
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/4/1993
  • Pages: 128
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.59 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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