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The Rape of the Masters : How Political Correctness Sabotages Art - Roger Kimball

The Rape of the Masters

How Political Correctness Sabotages Art

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Kimball, a noted art critic himself, shows how academic art history is increasingly held hostage to radical cultural politics -- feminism, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, the whole armoury of academic anti-humanism. To make his point, Kimball shows 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, showing how these great works should be understood through a series of illuminating readings in which art, not politics, guides the discussion.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
A Note on Sourcesp. xi
Introduction: The Rape of the Mastersp. 3
Psychoanalyzing Courbetp. 33
Inventing Mark Rothkop. 55
Fantasizing Sargentp. 73
Inebriating Rubensp. 97
Modernizing Winslow Homerp. 115
Fetishizing Gauguinp. 129
Deconcealing van Goghp. 147
Epiloguep. 159
Acknowledgmentsp. 165
Notesp. 167
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781893554863
ISBN-10: 1893554864
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49