Sunday, August 9, 2009
Mark Dery, Guest Blogging on Boing Boing, Parses the Pathological Sublime
If you have not already done so, do hop over to Boing Boing to check out author and cultural critic Mark Dery--who you might recall from this previous post--as he guest posts on the blog about his Italian Grand Tour of the Pathological Sublime. My favorite entry thus far is called "A Young Person's Guide to the Pathological Sublime" and touches on--among other things--the Lam Qua paintings (see above, from post), Mütter Museum photography, and the fine flickering line at the edge of spectacle and edification. Not to be missed!
Click here to visit the post. You can view the complete Yale Lam Qua collection, commissioned by Peter Parker (but not that Peter Parker!), by clicking here.