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February 25, 2019

Experts' Expert: Tim Page selects 10 "unparalleled" works of art


Robert Burton: "The Anatomy of Melancholy" (1621)

Ludwig van Beethoven: "Grosse Fuge" (1826)

Alessandro Moreschi: "The Last Castrato" (1902-1904)

D.W. Griffith: "Intolerance" (1916)

James Joyce: "Ulysses" (1922)

John Cage: "4'33"" (1952)

Alain Resnais: "Last Year at Marienbad" (1962)

Alvin Lucier: "I Am Sitting in a Room" (1970)

Thomas Pynchon: "Gravity's Rainbow" (1973)

Maya Lin: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982)


From Page's January 2, 2004 Washington Post story: "Most, in their sheer, flinty strangeness, have remained monoliths, as mysterious in their way as Stonehenge. If there is any tie that binds, it is their unrepeatability. It is impossible to imagine a sequel to any of them; they create new forms, live out their lives and then break their own molds."

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