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Beauty (Documents of Contemporary Art)

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Beauty has emerged as one of the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After more than half a century of suspicion and interrogation, beauty's resurgence in visual practice and discourse since the late 1980s has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers on art. From the avant-garde to the conceptual era, anti-aesthetic strategies have resisted beauty because of its perceived complicity with dominant systems and ideologies. Thus politicized and opened to critique, beauty, invoked in relation to contemporary art, no longer sustains a singular or universal meaning but is always contentious. Spanning a range of positions on beauty--both for and against--this anthology assembles the key texts on the controversy and situates the debate over the revival of beauty in the broader context of the history of ideas and artistic practice.Artists survyed includeVito Acconci, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Gary Hume, Asger Jorn, Alex Katz, Willem de Kooning, Joseph Kosuth, Paul McCarthy, Édouard Manet, Robert Mapplethorpe, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, Frank Stella, Clyfford Still, Andy WarholWriters includeTheodor Adorno, Alexander Alberro, Rasheed Araeen, Art & Language, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, T. J. Clark, Mark Cousins, Arthur C. Danto, Jacques Derrida, Thierry de Duve, Fredric Jameson, Christoph Grunenberg, Dave Hickey, Suzanne Perling Hudson, Caroline A. Jones, John Roberts, Elaine Scarry, Wendy Steiner, Paul Wood

Synopsis:

Key texts on beauty and its revival in contemporary art.

Synopsis:

Beauty has emerged as one of the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After more than half a century of suspicion and interrogation, beauty's resurgence in visual practice and discourse since the late 1980s has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers on art.

About the Author

Dave Beech is a London-based British artist, a regular contributor to Art Monthly, and coauthor of The Philistine Conspiracy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262512381
Author:
Beech, Dave
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Raskin, David
Author:
Cousins, Mark
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Pollock, Griselda
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Elkins, James
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Fitzmaurice, Leo
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Danto, Arthur C.
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Krauss, Rosalind E.
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Golub, Leon
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Spero, Nancy
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Jones, Caroline A.
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Smithson, Robert
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Gaiger, Jason
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Willsdon, Dominic
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Richter, Gerhard
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Acconci, Vito
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rt A.
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Martin, Agnes
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Donougho, Martin
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Hutchinson, Mark
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Currin, John
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Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Limited
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Sagmeister, Rudolf
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Dezeuze, Anna
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Warhol, Andy
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Language
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Roberts, John
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De Duve, Thierry
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Derrida, Jacques
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Costello, Diurmuid
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Scarry, Elaine
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Adorno, Theodor W.
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Jameson, Fredric
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Woodfield, Richard
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Clark, T. J.
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Alberro, Alexander
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Steiner, Wendy
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Hickey, Dave
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Hudson, Suzanne P.
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O'Sullivan, Simon
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Bernstein, Jay
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Buchloh, Benjamin H. D.
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Grunenberg, Christoph
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Higgins, Kathleen Marie
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Duve, Thierry De
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Araeen, Rasheed
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Ostrow, Saul
Author:
Katz, Alex
Author:
Wood, Paul
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art Beauty
Publication Date:
20090313
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Key texts on beauty and its revival in contemporary art.
"Synopsis" by , Beauty has emerged as one of the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After more than half a century of suspicion and interrogation, beauty's resurgence in visual practice and discourse since the late 1980s has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers on art.
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