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Farewell To An Idea

Author : Timothy J. Clark
ISBN : 0300089104
Genre : Art
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In this book, T. J. Clark rewrites the history of modern art. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, he explains, the project called socialism may have come to an end at roughly the same moment as modernism. Did modernism and socialism depend on each other for their vitality - for their sense of the future and their wish to live in a fully material world? Have they died? Aware of modernism's foibles and blind spots, but passionately attached to the movement's wildness, Clark poses these fundamental questions in 'Farewell to an idea'. Modernism, Clark argues, was an extreme answer to an extreme condition - the one Max Weber summed up as 'the disenchantment of the world'. Clark focuses on instances of maximum stress, when the movement revealed its true nature. The book begins with Jacques-Louis David, painting at the height of the Terror in 1793, then leaps forward to Pissarro a hundred years later, struggling to picture Two Young Peasant Women in a way that agreed with his anarchist politics. Next the author turns in succession to Cézanne's paintings of the Grandes Baigneuses and their coincidence in time (and maybe intention) with Freud’s launching of psychoanalysis; to Picasso's Cubism; and to avant-garde art after the Russian Revolution. Clark concludes with a reading of Jackson Pollock's tragic version of abstraction and suggests a new set of terms to describe avant-garde art - perhaps in its final flowering - in America after 1945. Shifting between broad, speculative history and intense analysis of specific works, Clark not only transfigures our usual understanding of modern art, he also launches a set of proposals about modernity itself.
Category: Art

Art In Its Time

Author : Paul Mattick
ISBN : 0415239206
Genre : Philosophy
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What is the role of art in everyday life? Art writing normally contrasts art with "everyday life." This book explores art as integral to the everyday life of modern society, providing materials to represent class and conflict, to explore sex and sexuality, and to think about modern industry and economic relationships. Art, as we know it, is not common to all forms of society but is peculiar to our own; what art is changes with people's conceptions of the tasks of art, conceptions that are themselves a part of social history. The history of society does not shape art from the outside, but includes the attempts of artists to find new ways of making art and thinking about it. The essays in Art in Its Time offer a critical examination of the central categories of art theory and history. They propose a mode of understanding grounded in concrete case studies of ideas and objects, exploring such topics as the gender content of eighteenth-century theories of the sublime and beautiful, the role of photography in the production of aesthetic 'aura, ' the limits of political art, and the paradox by which art, pursued for its own sake with no thought of commercial gain, can produce the highest-priced of all objects. Employing an unusually wide range of historical sources and theoretical perspectives to understand the place of art in capitalist society, Art in Its Time shows a way out of many of the cul-de-sacs of recent art history and theory.
Category: Philosophy

Wad An Lil Sil

Author : Ernest Hemingway
ISBN : 9953449805
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The Absolute Bourgeois

Author : T. J. Clark
ISBN : 0520217446
Genre : Art
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T. J. Clark's classic work of art history refuses to separate art from its social and political context in revolutionary France.
Category: Art

Image Of The People

Author : T. J. Clark
ISBN : 0520217454
Genre : Art
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In this pioneering study, Clark looked at the inextricable links between modern art and history.
Category: Art

Modernist Literature

Author : Rachel Potter
ISBN : 9780748655298
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies
Category: Literary Criticism

As Radical As Reality Itself

Author : Matthew Beaumont
ISBN : 3039109383
Genre : Art
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This collection of essays, by a number of established scholars and artists, proposes new directions for Marxist cultural theory and the criticism of modern visual culture. It addresses a diverse range of topics, including the state and revolution, Communist and post-Communist aesthetics, Situationist thought and the avant-garde, subjectivity and commodification, and the politics and problems of contemporary artistic practice. The contributions also consider several other pressing questions in the visual arts, from the practice of digital culture to appropriations of critical theory, from the relations of art and the spectacle to architecture in the age of global modernity. This book on Marxism and art is not offered in a spirit of nostalgia: on the contrary, it testifies to the continuing vitality and confidence of historical materialist thought in the field of cultural theory and practice in the 21st century.
Category: Art

Farewell To Reason

Author : Paul Feyerabend
ISBN : 0860918963
Genre : Philosophy
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Essays discuss relativism, knowledge, creativity, progress, Aristotle, Galileo, cultural pluralism, and reason
Category: Philosophy

Author : إيرنست همنجواي
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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في هذه المجموعة أربع عشرة قصة ، تعالج كل منها الخشونة الذكورية التي لا يلينها تأثير المرأة ؛ والثيمات / الموضوعات فيها مألوفة في أعمال همنجواي. وقد أصبحت مجموعة ((رجال بلا نساء)) حجر الزاوية في أعمال همنجواي ، فبعد أن ثبتت رواية ((الشمس تشرق أيضاً)) أقدامه كروائي ذي قوة استثنائية ، أظهرت هذه القصص أن من الممكن، في نطاق بضع صفحات ، إعادة خلق مشهد كحقيقة مطلقة ، وبث الحياة في تفاصيل لا تلاحظها سوى عين فنان فريد الموهبة.
Category: Juvenile Fiction