Wednesday, November 5, 2008

RIP Michael Crichton

Jasper Johns Jasper Johns by Michael Crichton

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars

RIP Michael Crichton

Among his many accomplishments in the world of fiction, movies, and television, Michael Crichton also wrote one of the finest, most readable artist monographs ever penned. His Jasper Johns goes beyond the usual exhaustive detail of the artist's early life and breathy impenetrability about the work that one usually flips through to get to the color plates. Crichton loved this artist and his art and what it meant in the grand scheme of culture. If only we had more writers with a sense of audience and as lucid a writing voice as Crichton's illuminating the arts.

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