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Glittering images : a journey through art from Egypt to Star Wars

by Paglia, Camille, 1947-

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An enthralling journey through Western art's defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas's volcano planet duel in "Revenge of the Sith." Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Resurrection : Queen Nefertari
  • Mystic vision : idols of the Cyclades
  • The race : charioteer of Delphi
  • Roof of air : Porch of the maidens
  • God's snare : Laocoön
  • Sky of gold : Saint John Chrysostom
  • Living letters : the Book of Kells
  • Solitary watcher : Donatello, Mary Magdalene
  • Island of love : Titian, Venus with a mirror
  • Lord of the sea : Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune
  • Blaze of glory : Gian Lorenzo Bernini, chair of Saint Peter
  • Satin knights : Anthony Van Dyck, Lord John Stuart and his brother, Lord Bernard Stuart
  • Swirling line : the French Rococo
  • Martyr of the revolution : Jacques-Louis David, The death of Marat
  • Arctic ruin : Caspar David Friedrich, The sea of ice
  • City in motion : Édouard Manet, At the café
  • Melting color : Claude Monet, Irises
  • Heaven and hell : Pablo Picasso, Les demoiselles d'Avignon
  • Heart of stone : George Grosz, Life makes you happy!
  • Dance of the mind : Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait of Doctor Boucard
  • Luncheon in the twilight zone : René Magritte, The portrait
  • Romance of the grid : Piet Mondrian, Composition with red, blue, and yellow
  • Elegance at ease : John Wesley Hardrick, Xenia Goodloe
  • Shooting stars : Jackson Pollock, Green silver
  • Sun and rain : Andy Warhol, Marilyn diptych
  • On the road : Eleanor Antin, 100 boots
  • Electric : Walter De Maria, The lightning field
  • Blue dawn : Renée Cox, Chillin' with liberty
  • Red river : George Lucas, Revenge of the Sith.