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 n.— «“Isms” have long since become “wasms,” no longer capable of explaining the rapidly changing ideas and intentions of 20th-century art. Stephen Little’s Isms: Understanding Art… is, therefore, deeply unfashionable. It also stretches a point since he begins with the Renaissance, and sustains several injuries by straining to find “isms” everwhere. Ghastly neologisms result, perspectivisim and allegoricism among them.» —“Art: Reputations in the frame” by Frank Whitford Times (London, Eng.) Nov. 28, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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