Face Value: The Parrish Art Museum

Face Value: The Parrish Art Museum

by Donna De Salvo, Maurice Berger, Max Kozloff, Silver. Kenneth E.
     
 

"What is a portrait today?" is the defining question of this volume. Essays by such leading scholars and critics as Maurice Berger, Kenneth E. Silver, Max Kozloff, and Michele Wallace propose fascinating answers, framing portraiture through its age-old kinship with status and wealth; its employ in fashion, politics, and advertising; and its current association with… See more details below

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"What is a portrait today?" is the defining question of this volume. Essays by such leading scholars and critics as Maurice Berger, Kenneth E. Silver, Max Kozloff, and Michele Wallace propose fascinating answers, framing portraiture through its age-old kinship with status and wealth; its employ in fashion, politics, and advertising; and its current association with issues of identity. The catalogue also explores the seemingly quixotic rebirth of studied portraiture in an age of instant image-making; the philosophical difficulties inherent in capturing individual 'essence'; and why portraits of individuals have such cachet in mass-audience advertising.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782080135971
Publisher:
Flammarion
Publication date:
12/15/1995
Series:
American Portraits Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.70(d)

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