Just Looking: Art Essays by John Updike
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.
Before he was a writer, Updike studied painting at the Ruskin School in Oxford.
His sharply observant eye cannot help notice the changes in the art scene and his matchless prose is never far behind.
In these 23 essays, Updike is particularly attuned to what makes US art "American" in its nature.