Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?: On the Modern Origins of Pictorial Complexity
by James Elkins
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.