The Limits of Art

The Limits of Art

This open access book is about exploring interesting borderline cases of art.

Author: Jiri Benovsky

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030547950

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The Limits of Art

The Limits of Art

Artists and dictators -- Art and ethics.

Author: Tzvetan Todorov

Publisher: French List

ISBN: 1906497621

Category: Art

Page: 100

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Artists and dictators -- Art and ethics.
Categories: Art

The Limits of Art

The Limits of Art

Author: Huntington Cairns

Publisher: Fine Communications

ISBN: 1567311628

Category: Art

Page: 1473

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"The Limits of Art relies not on a single editor, but on a community of critics ranging across the centuries, many of them timeless authors themselves ... This community of great critics has returned again and again to certain touchstones in our literature: utterances that brush up against the unutterable; words that "touch the limits of art." This renowned anthology gathers these touchstones, along with their nominations for inclusion--the words of the critics themselves"--Jacket.
Categories: Art

Allan Kaprow Robert Smithson and the Limits to Art

Allan Kaprow  Robert Smithson  and the Limits to Art

Moreover, the author reveals the importance of photography and writing in both of the artist’s works, and how their expansion of the artwork as textual and discursive has been thus far ignored by traditional art historian definitions.

Author: Philip Ursprung

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245419

Category: Art

Page: 324

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This innovative study of two of the most important artists of the twentieth century links the art practices of Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in their attempts to test the limits of art--both what it is and where it is. Ursprung provides a sophisticated yet accessible analysis, placing the two artists firmly in the art world of the 1960s as well as in the art historical discourse of the following decades. Although their practices were quite different, they both extended the studio and gallery into desert landscapes, abandoned warehouses, industrial sites, train stations, and other spaces. Ursprung bolsters his argument with substantial archival research and sociological and economic models of expansion and limits.
Categories: Art

At the Limits of Art

At the Limits of Art

At the Limits of Art' investigates the literary aspirations of Aelius Aristides' puzzling dream-memoir of illness and divine healing, the 'Hieroi logoi.

Author: Janet Downie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199345643

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Page: 223

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'At the Limits of Art' investigates the literary aspirations of Aelius Aristides' puzzling dream-memoir of illness and divine healing, the 'Hieroi logoi'.
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The Social Limits of Art

The Social Limits of Art

Author: John Manfredi

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 0870233726

Category: Art

Page: 199

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Limits of Art

Limits of Art

The description for this book, Limits of Art, will be forthcoming.

Author: Huntington Cairns

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691018561

Category: Literature

Page: 1473

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The description for this book, Limits of Art, will be forthcoming.
Categories: Literature

Merleau Ponty at the Limits of Art Religion and Perception

Merleau Ponty at the Limits of Art  Religion  and Perception

A timely and important collection of essays examining Merleau-Ponty's interrogation of the limits of philosophy.

Author: Kascha Semonovitch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441119766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

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A timely and important collection of essays examining Merleau-Ponty's interrogation of the limits of philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Andrea Del Castagno and the Limits of Painting

Andrea Del Castagno and the Limits of Painting

This is painting that struggles to update old schemata for new antiquarian concerns and a new artistic order; natural, supernatural, and imaginary phenomena are all uneasily subject to the same norms of depiction and the same totalizing ...

Author: Anne Dunlop

Publisher: Harvey Miller Pub

ISBN: 1909400181

Category: Art

Page: 187

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The Florentine painter Andrea del Castagno (c. 1419-1457) was a central figure of the Italian Renaissance, and his work appears in every major survey textbook on the period. Giorgio Vasari described him a master of drawing and a constant innovator. Vasari also however claimed that Andrea was a cold-blooded assassin, a man who left a self-portrait as Judas and who had murdered a fellow painter to obtain the secret of painting in oil. When Andrea del Castagno drew, he drew blood. The story is untrue; the few documents on the artist suggest an uneventful life and a very successful short career. Yet Vasaris tale is suggestive, and it serves as the starting point of this book, the first monograph study of Andrea del Castagno in more than three decades. Many of the painter's visual experiments were artistic dead-ends, seldom or never repeated, and they reveal the limits of a whole emerging visual system. This is painting that struggles to update old schemata for new antiquarian concerns and a new artistic order; natural, supernatural, and imaginary phenomena are all uneasily subject to the same norms of depiction and the same totalizing visibility. In a series of close analyses of key works, this book argues that Andrea del Castagno's art of creative disruption lays bare the problems and paradigms of early Western art. It is a limit case at the moment when the idea of art was itself coming into being.
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Ethics of Change

Ethics of Change

Author: Dianne Copelon

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000019328102

Category: Art and state

Page: 148

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Categories: Art and state

Holocaust Representation

Holocaust Representation

In Holocaust Representation, Berel Lang addresses the relation between ethics and art in the context of contemporary discussions of the Holocaust. Are certain aesthetic means or genres "out of bounds" for the Holocaust?

Author: Berel Lang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801864151

Category: History

Page: 175

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Since Theodor Adorno's attack on the writing of poetry "after Auschwitz," artists and theorists have faced the problem of reconciling the moral enormity of the Nazi genocide with the artist's search for creative freedom. In Holocaust Representation, Berel Lang addresses the relation between ethics and art in the context of contemporary discussions of the Holocaust. Are certain aesthetic means or genres "out of bounds" for the Holocaust? To what extent should artists be constrained by the "actuality" of history—and is the Holocaust unique in raising these problems of representation? The dynamics between artistic form and content generally hold even more intensely, Lang argues, when art's subject has the moral weight of an event like the Holocaust. As authors reach beyond the standard conventions for more adequate means of representation, Holocaust writings frequently display a blurring of genres. The same impulse manifests itself in repeated claims of historical as well as artistic authenticity. Informing Lang's discussion are the recent conflicts about the truth-status of Benjamin Wilkomirski's "memoir" Fragments and the comic fantasy of Roberto Benigni's film Life Is Beautiful. Lang views Holocaust representation as limited by a combination of ethical and historical constraints. As art that violates such constraints often lapses into sentimentality or melodrama, cliché or kitsch, this becomes all the more objectionable when its subject is moral enormity. At an extreme, all Holocaust representation must face the test of whether its referent would not be more authentically expressed by silence—that is, by the absence of representation.
Categories: History

The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth century France

The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth century France

The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France is the first study in over a century devoted to the creation of one of the most important European institutions of art, the French Académie Royale.

Author: Paul Duro

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ISBN: 0521495016

Category: Art

Page: 300

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The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France is the first study in over a century devoted to the creation of one of the most important European institutions of art, the French Académie Royale. Founded in the mid-1660s, the Academy institutionalised the discourse around painting and thus had an immediate impact on the making of art in France, becoming a decisive influence on painting until the close of the nineteenth century. In the process of forging an identity for itself, the Academy redefined almost every aspect of art - the nature of art training, the sources of patronage, the social standing of the artist, and the place of the arts in national life.
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Hillbilly Thomist

Hillbilly Thomist

"This analysis of O'Connor's works lays to rest the author's own self-deprecating description of herself as a "hillbilly" Thomist.

Author: Marion Montgomery

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 0786426268

Category: History

Page: 692

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"This analysis of O'Connor's works lays to rest the author's own self-deprecating description of herself as a "hillbilly" Thomist. Instead we see in O'Connor's writing a highly sophisticated mind, an in-convenience to the critics who dismiss her as anti-intellectual."--Provided by publisher.
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Small Change

Small Change

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Nabeel Hamdi

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849772532

Category: Architecture

Page: 183

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What exactly is 'small change'? Build a bus stop in an urban slum and a vibrant community sprouts and grows around it - that is the power of small changes that have huge positive effects. This book is an argument for the wisdom of the street, the ingenuity of the improvisers and the long-term, large-scale effectiveness of immediate, small-scale actions. Written by Nabeel Hamdi, the guru of urban participatory development and the master of the art, Small Change brings over three decades of experience and knowledge to bear on the question 'what is practice'?. Through an easy-to-read narrative style, and using examples from the North and South, the author sheds light on this question and the issues that stem from it - issues relating to political context, the lessons of the 'informal city', and the pursuit of learning that challenges convention. The result is a comprehensive, yet imaginative, guide to the forms of knowledge, competencies and ways of thinking that are fundamental to skilful practice in urban development. This is powerful, informed, critical and inspiring reading for practitioners in the field, students and teachers of urban development, those who manage international aid and everyone looking to build their community.
Categories: Architecture

Art at the Limits of Perception

Art at the Limits of Perception

This book traces the significance that the modulations of sensory perception have had for thinking about aesthetics and art in the last two and a half centuries.

Author: Jerome Carroll

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105698

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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This book traces the significance that the modulations of sensory perception have had for thinking about aesthetics and art in the last two and a half centuries. Beyond a discussion of the philosophical significance of beauty, or of the puzzle of aesthetic representation, aesthetics is conceived broadly as a means of describing our relationship to the world in terms of the habits of perception, and indeed the overturning of these habits, as in the modernist aesthetic of defamiliarisation. In the light of the ideas of the contemporary German aesthetic theorist, Wolfgang Welsch, this book offers the first discussion of the theory and practice of art that operates at the poles of perception: sensory experience that exceeds conceptual organisation, and the imperceptible, or what Welsch calls the 'anaesthetic'. These seemingly opposite poles have many parallels: a comparable indeterminacy of meaning and a similar challenge to representation, but also a shared focus on the habits and modulations of sensory perception and a similar interrogation of the boundary between art and that which surrounds it. The author applies the categories discussed to art practice, in particular to the theatre of Peter Handke, Samuel Beckett and Heiner Müller.
Categories: Philosophy

Avant garde Performance the Limits of Criticism

Avant garde Performance   the Limits of Criticism

This book is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.

Author: Mike Sell

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472033072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

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Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism looks at the American avant-garde during the Cold War period, focusing on the interrelated questions of performance practices, cultural resistance, and the politics of criticism and scholarship in the U.S. counterculture. This groundbreaking book examines the role of the scholar and critic in the cultural struggles of radical artists and reveals how avant-garde performance identifies the very limits of critical consideration. It also explores the popularization of the avant-garde: how formerly subversive art is eventually discovered by the mass media, is gobbled up by the marketplace, and finds its way onto the syllabi of college and university courses. This book is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Delirious

Delirious

Taking this provocative question as its basis, this book explores the art and history of delirium from 1950 to 1980, an era shaped by the brutality of World War II and the rapid expansion of industrial capitalism.

Author: Kelly Baum

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588396334

Category: Art

Page: 236

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Can postwar art be understood as an exercise in calculated insanity? Taking this provocative question as its basis, this book explores the art and history of delirium from 1950 to 1980, an era shaped by the brutality of World War II and the rapid expansion of industrial capitalism. Skepticism of science and technology—along with fear of its capability to promote mass destruction—developed into a distrust of rationalism, which profoundly influenced the art of the times. Delirious features work by more than sixty artists from Europe, Latin America, and the United States, including Dara Birnbaum, León Ferrari, Gego, Bruce Nauman, Howardena Pindell, Peter Saul, and Nancy Spero. Experimenting with irrational subject matter and techniques, these artists forged new strategies that directly responded to such unbalanced times. Disturbing and challenging, the works in this book—in multiple media and often, counterintuitively, incorporating highly ordered and systematic structures—upend traditional notions of aesthetic harmony. Three wide-ranging essays and a richly illustrated plates section investigate the degree to which delirious times demand delirious art, inviting readers to “think crazy." p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}
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Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Reading the Limits documents Tim Clark's photographic and performance/installation work, significant for its engagement with the limits of art, its ritualized violence enacted through intense readings of philosophical and ethical texts, and ...

Author: David Tomas

Publisher: Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery

ISBN: UOM:39015077142415

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Reading the Limits documents Tim Clark's photographic and performance/installation work, significant for its engagement with the limits of art, its ritualized violence enacted through intense readings of philosophical and ethical texts, and for a series of table works that served as the site for the redeployment of performance practice in relation to the book, reading and the philosophical subject. Reading the Limits raises questions about the development of conceptual art as well as performance art's status as a form of knowledge in relation to the University and its book-based culture
Categories: Art