The job of an art critic is to take perpetual inventory, constantly revising her ideas about the direction of contemporary art and the significance of the work she writes about. In these essays, which span three decades of assessment and reassessment, Rosalind Krauss considers what she has come to call the "post-medium condition" ? the abandonment by contemporary art of the modernist emphasis on the medium as the source of artistic significance.
Guided by the principle that throughout the world artists are independently working through the same problems and themes, this publication seeks to convene these artists to examine the diversity of formal vocabularies brought to bear upon those problems.
Peter Greenaway is one of the most distinctive - and provocative - personalities ot emerge in European cinema in the last two decades. A painter by training, he has made his reputation as an uncompromising film-maker possessed of a strong visual style. In all his films, from The Draughtman's Contract to The Baby of Macon and The Pillow Book, Greenaway shows obsessive attention to detail, exaggerating the archaic and fabricating his plots out of an unreal and peculiarly artificial realm of caricature and pastiche.
This absorbing biography, often conveyed through Peter Selz's own words, traces the journey of a Jewish-German immigrant from Hitler's Munich to the United States and on to an important career as a pioneer historian of modern art. Paul J. Karlstrom illuminates key historical and cultural events of the twentieth-century as he describes Selz's extraordinary career-from Chicago's Institute of Design (New Bauhaus), to New York's Museum of Modern Art during the transformative 1960s, and as founding director of the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley.
Phaedrus Pron Paul Chan
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Published as a limited paperback and an unlimited e-book, Paul Chan's Phaedrus Pron recasts Plato's legendary dialogue on art, erotic love, and madness as unyielding sexual prose that stretches the limits of intelligibility and sense.
Photography and Death reveals the beauty and significance of such images, formerly dismissed as disturbing or grotesque, and places them within the context of changing cultural attitudes towards death and loss.
From Ansel Adams to Carlton Watkins, Diane Arbus to Weegee, Berenice Abbott to James Van Der Zee, American photographers have recorded their vast and diverse nation in images that have come to define American identity, both within the country and in the world?s eye. In Photography and the USA, Mick Gidley asks how and why photography has been such a significant force in shaping American culture.
Translated into Spanish by Sol Gaitan. PICASSO IN BARCELONA is Bob Holman's fifteenth book, if you count CDs, videos, anthologies and translations, which he does. In it, he takes on Pablo Picasso, and it's pretty much a draw. But then, it is Picasso at age 15, so somewhat unfair, and of course Pablo doesn't give us his version of what went on.