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ISBN: 1847921183 / ISBN-13: 9781847921185

The Power of Art

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'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. 'The hushed ... Show synopsis

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  • The Power of Art (The Bodley Head Ltd) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Simon Schama

    The Power of Art

    Trade paperback, The Bodley Head Ltd
    2009
    448 pages

    ISBN: 1847921183
    ISBN-13: 9781847921185

    'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. 'The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality...' With the same disarming force, "Power of Art" jolts us far from ... Show more

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