qWith this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames. More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, The Invisible Dragon aims squarely at the hyper-institutionalism that, in Hickey's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to art in the first place. Deploying the artworks of Warhol, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Mapplethorpe and the writings of Ruskin, Shakespeare, Deleuze, and Foucault, Hickey takes on museum culture, arid academicism, sclerotic politics, and more - all in the service of making readers rethink the nature of art. A new introduction provides a context for earlier essays - what Hickey calls his qintellectual temper tantrums.q A new essay, qAmerican Beauty, q concludes the volume with a historical argument that is a rousing paean to the inherently democratic nature of attention to beauty.q.aquot; A new essay, aquot;American Beauty, aquot; concludes the volume with a historical argument that is a rousing paean to the inherently democratic nature of attention to beauty.aquot;.
|Title||:||The Invisible Dragon|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2009-04-01|