This highly sensitive and beautifully written book looks closely at the way contemporary Western artists negotiate death, both as personal experience and in the wider community. Townsend discusses, but moves beyond, the ""spectacle of death"" in work by artists such as Damien Hirst to see how mortality--in particular the experience of other people's death--brings us face to face with profound ethical and even political issues. He looks at personal responses to death in the work of artists as varied as Francis Bacon, Tracey ...

Art and Death 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845116637

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Art and Death 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845116620

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