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Duda: El arte acrobatico de Gavin Twinge

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Ironic and insightful, this novel satirizes the contemporary art scene even as it conducts an honest search for the soul of art. The last remnant of a 19th-century "domestic engineering” dynasty, Gavin Twinge is the founder of the "Doodaaa” group and the angriest voice in the British art scene. After meeting him at a bookstore, Ralphael Steed determines to tear the veil of mystery that surrounds the inspirational artist, a task that will take him (in a London taxi, no less) to the south of France, where Gavin and...

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Overview

Ironic and insightful, this novel satirizes the contemporary art scene even as it conducts an honest search for the soul of art. The last remnant of a 19th-century "domestic engineering” dynasty, Gavin Twinge is the founder of the "Doodaaa” group and the angriest voice in the British art scene. After meeting him at a bookstore, Ralphael Steed determines to tear the veil of mystery that surrounds the inspirational artist, a task that will take him (in a London taxi, no less) to the south of France, where Gavin and his cohorts are busy creating—between drinking binges—their epic installation The Philosophy of French Plumbing and discussing such culturally relevant topics as the soul-deadening effects of formal education and the history of the flush toilet.

 

Irónica y perspicaz, esta novela satiriza el mundo del arte contemporáneo a la misma vez que emprende una búsqueda seria para el alma del arte. Último residuo de una dinastía consagrada desde el siglo XIX a la "ingeniería doméstica,” Gavin Twinge es el fundador del movimiento dudá y la voz más airada en el panorama artístico británico. Tras conocerlo en una librería, Ralphael Steed se impone la tarea de desvelar el misterio que rodea al inspirado creador, empeño que lo conducirá (en un taxi londinense) hasta las honduras de Francia, donde Gavin y sus compinches están creando—entre copas—su formidable instalación Metafísica de la fontanería francesa y platicando sobre temas decisivos para la cultura contemporánea como los efectos perjudiciales de la educación formal y la historia del inodoro con cadena.

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  • ISBN-13: 9788493667917
  • Publisher: Global Rhythm Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Papel de liar Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Steadman is an award-winning cartoonist and caricaturist who has illustrated classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island. He also worked extensively with Hunter S. Thompson.

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