The Vexations of Art

Velázquez and Others

Svetlana Alpers

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December 5, 2007
298 pages, 7 x 8.25
65 b/w + 110 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300126136
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A major art historian reflects on a great tradition of European painting.

"The Vexations of Art is an engrossing, passionate attempt to re-engage with painting as a mode of thought at a time when 'it is not clear in what form the resource of painting—for surely painting has been a singular resource of the greater European culture—will continue."—Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

"[A] fascinating book that will surely generate discussion for some time to come."—Mindy Nancarrow, Renaissance Quarterly

Svetlana Alpers is professor emerita of the history of art, University of California, Berkeley, and visiting scholar in the department of fine arts, New York University. She is the author of The Making of Rubens and, with Michael Baxandall, Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence, published by Yale University Press.

"The Vexations of Art, is an engrossing, passionate attempt to re-engage with painting as a mode of thought at a time when 'it is not clear in what form the resource of painting—for surely painting has been a singular resource of the greater European culture—will continue."—Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

 

 

"[Alpers] enters into heretofore-uncharted territory. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

"[A] fascinating book that will surely generate discussion for some time to come."—Mindy Nancarrow, Renaissance Quarterly

"This is a wide ranging and needle-sharp book."---Michael Glover, The Independent
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