"Surveying the field of contemporary culture with grace and wit, Wendy Steiner comes to the surprising conclusion that 'a revolution is underway in the general understanding of beauty.' The Perfected Form of the engineered celebrity and supermodel - and such things as Platonic architecture and sculpture - is giving way to a more interactive beauty. The real real engages the audience in vital interaction - does not petrify as a Medusa head - it's a Reality2." - Charles Jencks, author of Critical Modernism"
About the Author
Wendy Steiner is the Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and a wide-ranging cultural critic who has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Nation, London Review of Books, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of many books, including, most recently, Venus in Exile: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-Century Art.