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Still Looking Essays on American Art

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ISBN-10: 1400044189

ISBN-13: 9781400044184

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Updike

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When, in 1989, a collection of John Updike's writings on art appeared under the title "Just Looking," a reviewer in the "San Francisco Chronicle "commented, "He refreshes for us the sense of prose opportunity that makes art a sustaining subject to people who write about it." In the sixteen years since "Just Looking" was published, he has continued to serve as an art critic, mostly for "The New York Review of Books," and from fifty or so articles has selected, for this richly illustrated book, eighteen that deal with American art. After beginning with early American portraits, landscapes, and the transatlantic career of John Singleton Copley, "Still Looking" then considers the curious case…    
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 8.29" wide x 10.30" long x 0.89" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

American novelist, poet, and critic John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, which he attended on a scholarship, in 1954. After graduation, he accepted a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. After returning from England in 1955, he worked for two years on the staff of The New Yorker. This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine, during which he has contributed numerous short stories, poems, and book reviews. Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958), his…    

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The American Face
Nature His Only Instructor
"O Beautiful for Spacious Skies"
Heade Storms
Epic Homer
The Ache in Eakins
Whistler in the Dark
"Better than Nature"
Walls That Talk Too Much
Street Arab
Evangel of the Lens
"A Lone Left Thing"
O Pioneer!
Logic Is Beautiful
Hopper's Polluted Silence
Early Sunday Morning
Jackson Whole
Iconic Andy