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Review: Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?: On the Modern Origins of Pictorial Complexity by James Elkins - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?: On the Modern Origins of Pictorial Complexity
by James Elkins
 50 illustrations.
Paperback, 302 pages
Published May 28th 1999 by Routledge (first published 1999)
ISBN 0415919428 (ISBN13: 9780415919425)


A somewhat ironic and self-parodying questioning of why artistic criticism in the present age has spun monstrously out of control, and why ambiguity is so important in post modernist criticism.

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