Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Aesthetics - 249 pages
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With this widely acclaimed work, Fried revised the way in which eighteenth-century French painting and criticism were viewed and understood. "A reinterpretation supported by immense learning and by a series of brilliantly perceptive readings of paintings and criticism alike. . . . An exhilarating book."-- John Barrell, "London Review of Books"
  

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Review: Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot

User Review  - Joseph Sales - Goodreads

To pair this up with his newer release. This book made a wide splash. Ill check out what the hoopla was about. Read full review

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User Review  - Wenning - Goodreads

Classics of Art Criticism - Michael Fried, Spring 2011 Read full review

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Michael Fried is J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and director of the Humanities Center at the Johns Hopkins University.

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