North Branch Library has reopened and resumed its normal operating hours. 

Find current Main Library parking garage construction information

Always looking: essays on art

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2012.
Language:
English
Description

In this posthumous collection of John Updike's art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), readers are again treated to "remarkably elegant essays" ( Newsday ) in which "the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges" ( The New York Times Book Review ). Always Looking opens with "The Clarity of Things," the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 2008. Here, in looking closely at individual works by Copley, Homer, Eakins, Norman Rockwell, and others, the author teases out what is characteristically "American" in American art. This talk is followed by fourteen essays, most of them written for The New York Review of Books , on certain highlights in Western art of the last two hundred years: the iconic portraits of Gilbert Stuart and the sublime landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, the series paintings of Monet and the monotypes of Degas, the richly patterned canvases of Vuillard and the golden extravagances of Klimt, the cryptic triptychs of Beckmann, the personal graffiti of Miró, the verbal-visual puzzles of Magritte, and the monumental Pop of Oldenburg and Lichtenstein. The book ends with a consideration of recent works by a living American master, the steely sculptural environments of Richard Serra. John Updike was a gallery-goer of genius. Always Looking is, like everything else he wrote, an invitation to look, to see, to apprehend the visual world through the eyes of a connoisseur.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780307957306
9780307961839
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID bfb3d3e6-ac1d-ae13-8fb6-e0e72941adcb
full_title always looking essays on art
author updike john
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-04-19 23:06:14PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Updike, John.
author John Updike
author2-role Updike, John.Clarity of things.
author_display Updike, John
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fine Arts
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fine Arts
display_description In this posthumous collection of John Updike's art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed "Just Looking "(1989) and "Still Looking" (2005), readers are again treated to "remarkably elegant essays" ("Newsday") in which "the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges" ("The New York Times Book Review"). " Always Looking "opens with "The Clarity of Things," the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 2008. Here, in looking closely at individual works by Copley, Homer, Eakins, Norman Rockwell, and others, the author teases out what is characteristically "American" in American art. This talk is followed by fourteen essays, most of them written for "The New York Review of Books," on certain highlights in Western art of the last two hundred years: the iconic portraits of Gilbert Stuart and the sublime landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, the series paintings of Monet and the monotypes of Degas, the richly patterned canvases of Vuillard and the golden extravagances of Klimt, the cryptic triptychs of Beckmann, the personal graffiti of Miro, the verbal-visual puzzles of Magritte, and the monumental Pop of Oldenburg and Lichtenstein. The book ends with a consideration of recent works by a living American master, the steely sculptural environments of Richard Serra. John Updike was a gallery-goer of genius. "Always Looking" is, like everything else he wrote, an invitation to look, to "see, " to apprehend the visual world through the eyes of a connoisseur.--publisher.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id bfb3d3e6-ac1d-ae13-8fb6-e0e72941adcb
isbn 9780307957306, 9780307961839
item_details ils:CARL0000400428|35192043388077|Main Library - Adult Fine Arts|700 U66a|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:b6311c46-0e20-40cd-b693-17c2f7ecf18b|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 700 U66a
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780307957306
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000400428|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2012.|xiii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm., overdrive:b6311c46-0e20-40cd-b693-17c2f7ecf18b|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000400428|35192043388077|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:b6311c46-0e20-40cd-b693-17c2f7ecf18b|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Art -- Psychology
title_display Always looking : essays on art
title_full Always Looking Essays on Art, Always looking : essays on art / by John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff
title_short Always looking :
title_sub essays on art
topic_facet Art, Nonfiction, Psychology