This book is a collection of essays that challenge the traditional methods of interpretation and criticism of art and culture. The author argues that in our attempt to interpret and find deeper meaning, we often overlook the sensory experience of the work itself. The book encourages readers to experience art in its raw form, focusing on the form, color, and sounds, rather than trying to decipher a hidden meaning. It is a call for a new, more direct approach to consuming art and culture.
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This book is on the following lists:
- Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
- The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
- The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)
- 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (ThoughtCo)