Nicholas Penny, 30 March 1989
Show More Theoria: Art and the Absence of Grace by Peter Fuller.
Chatto, 260 pp., £15, November 1988, 0 7011 2942 5Show More
Seeing through Berger by Peter Fuller.
Claridge, 176 pp., £8.95, November 1988, 1 870626 75 3Show More
Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain. Vol. IX: Since the Second World War edited by Boris Ford.
Cambridge, 369 pp., £19.50, November 1988, 0 521 32765 2Show More
Ruskin’s Myths by Dinah Birch.
Oxford, 212 pp., £22.50, August 1988, 9780198128724Show More
The Sun is God: Painting, Literature and Mythology in the 19th Century edited by J.B. Bullen.
Oxford, 230 pp., £27.50, March 1989, 0 19 812884 3Show More
Artisans and Architects: The Ruskinian Tradition in Architectural Thought by Mark Swenarton.
Macmillan, 239 pp., £35, February 1989, 0 333 46460 5Show More
“... It has been respectable for some while now to admit to being bored by the huge, flat, ‘pure’ abstracts on the white walls of the museums of modern art. And yet non-representational paintings on a fairly large scale seem still to be what art students are most encouraged to make. Critics now incline to applaud in them evidence of a strenously physical relationship with paint ...”