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Paglia, Camille. GLITTERING IMAGES: A JOURNEY THROUGH ART FROM EGYPT TO STAR WARS. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 205 pages. As New/As New.

Book-length account on subject. One of the most important literary and art events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. The book is very beautifully produced, with brilliant illustrations and accompanying text that are printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. Presents Camille Paglia's ecstatic celebration ("appreciation" does not quite do it justice) of Western art from Ancient to Modern times. Whether one agrees with any of her often provocative assertions or not (such as her rhapsody on "Star Wars"), Paglia deserves credit for making art's primal power central to our time, and in a way that very few culture critics and scholars are willing to do or are capable of doing. "An enthralling journey through Western art's defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas' volcano planet duel in 'Revenge of The Sith'. America's premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia's trademark audacity. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context" (Publisher's blurb). "A magisterial, poetically composed, and masterly study of 29 great works of Western art" (The Philadelphia Inquirer). An absolute "must-have" title for Camille Paglia collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Camille Paglia. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, virtually filling up the page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Many copies available online have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most important and influential living American intellectual voices. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CAMILLE PAGLIA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375424601. $150.00

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