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Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome cultural critic CAMILLE PAGLIA for a discussion of her new book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars.
From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn, Glittering Images is 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.
Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia’s trademark audacity, Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknown—paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context—from the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollock’s abstract Green Silver to Renée Cox’s daring performance piece Chillin’ with Liberty.
Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment.