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Description - The Rape of the Masters by Roger Kimball

Kimball, a noted art critic himself, shows how academic art history is increasingly held hostage to radical cultural politics -- feminism, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, the whole armoury of academic anti-humanism. To make his point, Kimball shows how eight famous works of art (reprinted here as illustrations) have been made over to fit a radical ideological fantasy. Kimball then performs a series of intellectual rescue operations, showing how these great works should be understood through a series of illuminating readings in which art, not politics, guides the discussion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781893554863
ISBN-10: 1893554864
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Encounter Books,USA
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball is managing editor of the New Criterion.

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