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Just Looking

(1989)
Essays On Art
A non fiction book by

 
 
These 23 essays on traditional and modern art show John Updike at his most eclectic, entertaining, and enlightening. Originally published in 1989 and until now unavailable in any edition, Just Looking had become one of Updike's rarest and most sought-after titles. It collects the best of the novelist and critic's multifarious musings on art and artists, museums and popular culture, the lives behind the works and the ways in which these works have informed his own life. Included here are pieces on Vermeer, Erastus Field, Modigliani, the major Impressionists, New Yorker cartoonist Ralph Barton, children's book illustrations, Fairfield Porter, and Jean Ipousteguy, among others, as well as extensive reflections on John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth, a critical examination of writers' art, and a long essay on his impressions of the Museum of Modern Art. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this edition of Just Looking-the first ever in paperback-brings back into print a key work of art criticism by one of the most respected and accomplished writers of our time and is the first in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's new reprint series.



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November 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Just Looking-Ltd.
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-58153-9 / 978-0-394-58153-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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November 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Just Looking
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-233-98501-8 / 978-0-233-98501-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd
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September 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Just Looking: Essays on Art
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-57904-6 / 978-0-394-57904-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

August 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: John Updike: Just Looking: Essays on Art
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-87846-577-4 / 978-0-87846-577-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: MFA Publications
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Just Looking
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-013009-8 / 978-0-14-013009-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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