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What Is Contemporary Art?

What Is Contemporary Art?

  • Author: Terry Smith
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226764311
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 329
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Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today’s multifaceted definition, Terry Smith brilliantly shows that an historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What is Contemporary Art? Smith argues that the most recognizable kind is characterized by a return to mainstream modernism in the work of such artists as Richard Serra and Gerhard Richter, as well as the retro-sensationalism of figures like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami. At the same time, Smith reveals, postcolonial artists are engaged in a different kind of practice: one that builds on local concerns and tackles questions of identity, history, and globalization. A younger generation embodies yet a third approach to contemporaneity by investigating time, place, mediation, and ethics through small-scale, closely connective art making. Inviting readers into these diverse yet overlapping art worlds, Smith offers a behind-the-scenes introduction to the institutions, the personalities, the biennials, and of course the works that together are defining the contemporary. The resulting map of where art is now illuminates not only where it has been but also where it is going.

P11, Painters Eleven

P11, Painters Eleven

The Wild Ones of Canadian Art

  • Author: Iris Nowell
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
  • ISBN: 1553655907
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 346
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In 1953 eleven Canadian Abstract Expressionist artists banded together to break through the barricades of traditional art at a time when landscapes were about the only paintings collectors were buying. Hungry for recognition, raging against the art establishment that was shutting them out, they decided to form a collective, expecting they would gain more attention as a group than as solo artists. In 1954, The Painters Eleven—Jack Bush, Oscar Cahén, Hortense Gordon, Tom Hodgson, Alexandra Luke, Jock Macdonald, Ray Mead, Kazuo Nakamura, William Ronald, Harold Town and Walter Yarwood—held their first exhibition in Toronto. Initially the public response echoed the worldwide sentiments toward Abstract Expressionism —mockery and bewilderment. Nevertheless, the exhibition attracted wide public interest and criticism faded into acclaim from critics and collectors alike. A successful 1956 exhibition at the Riverside Gallery in New York even elicited praise from the influential critic Clement Greenberg. Packed with gorgeous full color reproductions, this highly detailed account reveals the influences of the indivudual artists on the group's dynamic art and uncovers why the Painters Eleven had such a struggle for recognition, and why they acheived it so masterfully.

Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics

Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics

The Legacy of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  • Author: Sarah Lippert
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1786722569
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 304
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When the Enlightenment thinker Gotthold Ephraim Lessing wrote his treatise Laocoön: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry in 1766, he outlined the strengths and weaknesses of each art. Painting was assigned to the realm of space; poetry to the realm of time. Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics explores how artists since the eighteenth century up to the present day have grappled with the consequences of Lessing’s theory and those that it spawned. As the book reveals, many artists have been - and continue to be – influenced by Lessing-like theories, which have percolated into the art education and art criticism. Artists from Jean Raoux to Willem de Kooning and Frances Bacon, and art critics such as Clement Greenberg, have felt the weight of Lessing’s theories in their modes of creation, whether consciously or not. Should we sound the death knell for the theories of Lessing and his kind? Or will conceptions of temporality, spatiality and artistic competition continue to unfold? This book - the first to consider how Lessing’s writings connect to visual art’s production - brings these questions to the fore.

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

  • Author: Nadir Lahiji
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472506871
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture brings together a respected team of philosophers and architecture scholars to ask what impact architecture has over today's culture and society. For three decades critical philosophy has been in discourse with architecture. Yet following the recent radical turn in contemporary philosophy, architecture's role in contemporary culture is rarely addressed. In turn, the architecture discourse in academia has remained ignorant of recent developments in radical philosophy. Providing the first platform for a debate between critics, architects and radical philosophers, this unique collection unties these two schools of thought. Contributors reason for or against the claim of the "missed encounter" between architecture and radical philosophy. They discuss why our prominent critical philosophers devote stimulating writings to the ideological impact of arts on the contemporary culture - music, literature, cinema, opera, theatre - without attempting a similar comprehensive analysis of architecture. By critically evaluating recent philosophy in relation to contemporary architecture, The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture presents a thorough understanding of the new relationship between architecture and radical philosophy.

Book Lust

Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

  • Author: Nancy Pearl
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • ISBN: 1570616590
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

Modernism at the Barricades

Modernism at the Barricades

Aesthetics, Politics, Utopia

  • Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231530889
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 216
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Stephen Eric Bronner revisits the modernist project's groundbreaking innovations, itsexperimental imagination, and its utopian politics. Reading the artistic and intellectual achievements of the movement's leading figures against larger social, political, and cultural trends, he follows the rise of a flawed yet salient effort at liberation and its confrontation with modernity. Modernism at the Barricades features chapters on expressionism, futurism, surrealism, and revolutionary art and includes fresh perspectives on the work of Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Emil Nolde, among others. The volume illuminates an international avant garde intent on resisting bureaucracy, standardization, scientific rationality, and the increasing commodification of mass culture. Modernists sought new ways of feeling, new forms of expression, and new possibilities of experience while seeking to refashion society. Liberation was their aim, along with the invigoration of daily life—yet their process entangled political resistance with the cultural. Exploring both the political responsibility of the artist and the manipulation of authorial intention, Bronner reconfigures the modernist movement for contemporary progressive purposes and offers insight into the problems still complicating cultural politics. He ultimately reasserts the political dimension of developments often understood in purely aesthetic terms and confronts the self-indulgence and political irresponsibility of certain so-called modernists today. The result is a long overdue reinterpretation and rehabilitation of the modernist legacy for a new age.

Contemporary Art and Its Philosophical Problems

Contemporary Art and Its Philosophical Problems

  • Author: Ingrid Stadler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 152
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This collection examines the complex intersection where art and philosophy merge. Topics for discussion include the criticism of Robert Wolfe, the minimalist sculpture of the 1960s, the metaphysics of photography, the paintings of Jackson Pollock, and some reflections on why women have been denied entrance to the pantheon of great artists.

American Studies International

American Studies International

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: United States
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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: London (England)
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Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

Roman

  • Author: Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446257748
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Cora ist nur eine von unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht – doch wie und wohin? Da hört Cora von der Underground Railroad, einem geheimen Fluchtnetzwerk für Sklaven. Über eine Falltür gelangt sie in den Untergrund und es beginnt eine atemberaubende Reise, auf der sie Leichendieben, Kopfgeldjägern, obskuren Ärzten, aber auch heldenhaften Bahnhofswärtern begegnet. Jeder Staat, den sie durchquert, hat andere Gesetze, andere Gefahren. Wartet am Ende wirklich die Freiheit? Colson Whiteheads Roman ist eine virtuose Abrechnung damit, was es bedeutete und immer noch bedeutet, schwarz zu sein in Amerika.

Der Graf von Monte Christo

Der Graf von Monte Christo

  • Author: Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh
  • ISBN: 3958705006
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Der junge Seemann Edmond Dantès wird am Tag seiner Hochzeit aufgrund einer Intrige verhaftet. Ohne Gerichtsverhandlung wird er in das berüchtigte Gefängnis Château d’If, eine Festungsinsel vor der Küste von Marseille, gesperrt. Dort lernt er den Geistlichen Abbé Faria kennen, der ihm ein väterlicher Freund wird. Kurz vor seinem Tod erzählt Faria Dantès von einem riesigen Schatz, der auf der unbewohnten Insel Montecristo versteckt sein soll. Nach 14 Jahren gelingt Dantès schließlich die Flucht, der Schatz Farias macht ihn zum reichen Mann. Als Graf von Monte Cristo kehrt er reich nach Frankreich zurück – die Zeit für Gerechtigkeit ist gekommen ...

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: N.A
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Das Wunder von Berlin

Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

  • Author: Daniel James Brown
  • Publisher: Riemann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641093309
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

König Heinrich V. / King Henry V - Zweisprachige Ausgabe

König Heinrich V. / King Henry V - Zweisprachige Ausgabe

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026809505
  • Category:
  • Page: 448
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Verfall und Untergang des römischen Reiches

Verfall und Untergang des römischen Reiches

  • Author: Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783730600146
  • Category:
  • Page: 608
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Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: United States
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New York

New York

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: New York (N.Y.)
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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
  • ISBN: 3843704457
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

1812

1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

  • Author: Adam Zamoyski
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406631711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
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Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor