Among the best of the contemporary works on offer are the glossily
inflated photographs by Jane and Louise Wilson of derelict Nazi bunkers on the Normandy coast.
It was like finding yourself envying the import, the ease with which goods made in one place are loaded onto airplanes, ships, and trucks and inserted glossily
into other places.
Waugh defines the American attitude by its general earnestness as well as a certain cheery denial of bodily abjection, exemplified by both Forest Lawn and Whispering Glades, where the corpse becomes a glossily
Frost, in other words, is a self-performing producer who posits artmaking as inescapably inflected by, on the one hand, a global ideology that apotheosizes productiveness, and, on the other, an art world that's become the glossily
contoured province of a leisure class.
It is this glossily
promoted hope that Columbia University professor and social critic Andrew Delbanco explores in a book that, despite its title, is no work of prescriptive policy.
My laughably stitched together fanzine One Way World (named after a Secret Affair song), pictured right, was strictly second division compared to some of the glossily
professional 'Premier League' ventures that served as the pinnacle of amateur publishing.
If Great Britain is represented glossily
by London, a capital city and international urban centre, the Mazurian provincial village stands for Poland, with shots of flying pigeons and the rather backward-looking farm creating a bucolic and pre-modern vision.
The problem is that there just doesn't seem to be enough meat beneath the glossily
impressive exterior to grab and excite you in the way that those great Pixar films have done.
OShe possesses a unique small-ship aesthetic, and the artworks on board are also meant to reflect that, and to be viewed up close.O Dutch artist Barbara Nanning creates vividly colored, blown-glass forms with glossily
Eight columns, glossily
painted in pale blue, march the length of the hall, to the end where the lay people are seated, eight to a table.
The book produced to accompany the exhibition, similarly titled Gothic: Dark Glamour, also looks fabulous: glossily
produced and replete with high quality reproductions of magazine fashion spreads, catwalk photographs, album sleeves and Gothic ephemera.
My laughably stitched together One Way World fanzine (named after a song by mod outfit Secret Affair) was strictly second division compared to some of the glossily
professional Premier League ventures that served as the pinnacle of amateur publishing.