Slow Art: The Experience of Looking, Sacred Images to James Turrell

Arden Reed (Author)

Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
March 05, 2019
6.9 X 0.8 X 9.9 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Arden Reed (1947-2017) was Arthur and Fanny Dole Professor of English at Pomona College. He wrote on the visual arts and literature, and his publications include Manet, Flaubert, and the Emergence of Modernism and Romantic Weather: The Climates of Coleridge and Baudelaire.


"Reed seeds his profundities throughout Slow Art in example after example, weaving them into compelling histories that get you thinking about art in new ways."--The Santa Fe New Mexican (02/02/2018)
"...what in another writer's hands might have been a dry academic treatise turns out to be a lively ramble through high and low culture, touching on the likes of Diderot, Goethe, David Foster Wallace, Susan Sontag, Sleeping Beauty, the Countess de Castiglione and Andy Warhol."--Wall Street Journal

"It has an interesting point to make when it comes to the relationship between stillness and motion, layering and adding dimensions as well as approaching art from a "slow" angle instead of the artwork itself necessarily carrying such qualities. What seems to be a fad and neologism, is actually based on a concept that harks back to ancient times yet what is exemplified in the book is that it is inextricably with our current state of affairs and the future."

--Scene Point Blank