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The Sinister Side
How left-right symbolism shaped Western art
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Keith Miller, Times Literary Supplement an engrossing study, deeply and imaginatively researched... [the book] oozes credibility.
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The Art Newspaper A grippingly enjoyable, profoundly insightful, excitingly provocative book
Andrew Marr, Start the Week ...brilliant book...
Michael Glover, The Independent The right versus left issue is fascinating...[a] searching new book.
John McEwan, The Tablet This pioneering and entertaining book does much more than succeed in its modest aim of prompting 'further reflection and research.'
John McEwan, The Tablet Hall is refreshingly broad in his approach.
Paul Johnson, Literary Review This is a clever book that has the great merit of persuading us to look more closely at familiar paintings.
Paul Johnson, Literary Review An excellent entry point for a close look at a painting, especially one we take for granted, and there is no denying that James Hall has written a stimulating and valuable book.
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<br>James Hall is a freelance art critic and historian. A former art critic for The Guardian, he is the author of two critically acclaimed books: The World as Sculpture and Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body.<br>
Introduction; ANTIQUITY TO RENAISSANCE; TURNING RIGHT; 1. Left-Right Conventions in Antiquity and After; 2. Heraldic Images; RENAISSANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT; CONTESTING LEFT AND RIGHT; 3. Darkened Eyes; 4. Moral Chameleons; 5. The Choice of Hercules; BALANCING LEFT AND RIGHT; 6. Sun and Moon; 7. Double Vision; TURNING LEFT; 8. The Death of Christ; 9. Leonardo and the Look of Love; 10. Fragile Beauty; 11. Prisoners of Love; 12. Lovelocks; 13. Honourary Left-Handers; MODERNITY; RETHINKING LEFT AND RIGHT; 14. Modern Primitives; 15. Picasso: the Liberated Left-Hander; 16. Neutralising left and right; CODA; 17. God Save the Queen; References; Index