- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Independent Curators International, New York; First Printing edition (July 2, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0916365670
- ISBN-13: 978-0916365677
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,525,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Lombardi: Global Networks Paperback – July 2, 2003
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The essay and annotations accompanying GLOBAL NETWORKS, by eminent art historian and critic Robert Hobbs, are a mating of the post-modernist perspective with a body of work whose subject matter happens to be the subject matter of post-modernist criticism - power structures.
Lombardi, who had been an abstract artist, became interested in the interrelationships of global players during the Savings and Loan scandal of the early nineties. At the time, he lived in Houston, so it's no surprise that he found a ripe field in the myriad, widespread and incestuous linkages of the oil industry.
Hobbs cites Herbert Marcuse as Lombardi's acknowledged aesthetical mentor. Marcuse was a "neo-Marxist" philosopher who asserted the sexual basis for class suppression in America and who became a darling of the New Left in the sixties. He has not fared well with the subsequent structuralist schools, who dismiss Marx and in turn Marcuse, and their respective dialectics, as obsolete.Read more ›
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Mark Lombardi's work is amazing! Thrilled that I can view it from home. Though these works have vast amounts of information that is a delight. Read morePublished on March 25, 2011 by Johnson