Unmonumental

The Object in the 21st Century

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863108

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century is a groundbreaking thematic survey of sculptural work by thirty of today's leading artists.
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Collage

the unmonumental picture

Author: Richard Flood,Massimiliano Gioni,Laura J. Hoptman,New Museum (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858944470

Category: Art

Page: 142

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The simplicity of collage, together with its strong graphic presence, lent the medium a sense of revolutionary possibility when it was first adopted by avant-garde artists almost 100 years ago. During the twentieth century collage gradually became identified with such artistic practices as Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, and today it has gained new momentum as an energetic art form with a strong political dimension. This stunning book explores the role of collage in contemporary visual culture. Featuring the work of both established talents and a new generation of artists, it examines how collage is used to confront and comment on a world that is dominated by the mass media and obsessed with conspicuous consumerism.
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Contemporary Sculpture and the Critique of Display Cultures

Tainted Goods

Author: Dan Adler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135104916X

Category: Art

Page: 130

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In this book, Dan Adler addresses recent tendencies in contemporary art toward assemblage sculpture and how these works incorporate tainted materials – often things left on the side of the road, according to the logic and progress of the capitalist machine – and combine them in ways that allow each element to retain a degree of empirical specificity. Adler develops a range of aesthetic models through which these practices can be understood to function critically. Each chapter focuses on a single exhibition: Isa Genzken’s "OIL" (German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2007), Geoffrey Farmer’s midcareer survey (Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, 2008), Rachel Harrison’s "Consider the Lobster" (CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, 2009), and Liz Magor’s "The Mouth and Other Storage Facilities" (Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2008).
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Think Again

Contrarian Reflections on Life, Culture, Politics, Religion, Law, and Education

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400873401

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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From 1995 to 2013, Stanley Fish's provocative New York Times columns consistently generated passionate discussion and debate. In Think Again, he has assembled almost one hundred of his best columns into a thematically arranged collection with a substantial new introduction that explains his intention in writing these pieces and offers an analysis of why they provoked so much reaction. Some readers reported being frustrated when they couldn’t figure out where Fish, one of America’s most influential thinkers, stood on the controversies he addressed in the essays—from atheism and affirmative action to plagiarism and postmodernism. But, as Fish says, that is the point. Opinions are cheap; you can get them anywhere. Instead of offering just another set of them, Fish analyzes and dissects the arguments put forth by different sides—in debates over free speech, identity politics, the gun lobby, and other hot-button topics—in order to explain how their arguments work or don’t work. In short, these are essays that teach you not what to think but how to think more clearly. Brief and accessible yet challenging, these essays provide all the hard-edged intellectual, cultural, and political analysis one expects from Fish. At the same time, the collection includes a number of revealing and even poignant autobiographical essays in which, as Fish says, "readers will learn about my anxieties, my aspirations, my eccentricities, my foibles, my father, and my obsessions—Frank Sinatra, Ted Williams, basketball, and Jews." Reflecting the wide-ranging interests of one of today's leading critics, this is Fish’s broadest and most engaging book to date.
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New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

Author: Beryl Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317088662

Category: Art

Page: 254

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The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the new kinds of relationships that might occur between audiences as viewers, participants, selectors, taggers or taxonomisers. New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the editor's extensive research and the authors' expertise in the field, the book provides clear navigation through a disparate arena. The authors offer examples from a wide geographical reach, including the UK, North America and Asia and integrate the consideration of audience response into all aspects of their work. The book will be essential reading for those studying or practicing in new media, curating or museums and galleries.
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Siciliana

Wanderungen in Neapel und Sicilien

Author: Ferdinand Gregorovius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 396

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Wanderjahre in Italien

Author: Ferdinand Gregorovius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Italy

Page: 1793

View: 8751

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Fraser's Magazine

Author: James Anthony Froude,John Tulloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors

Page: N.A

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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.
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Fraser's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 9012

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Die Dioskuren

deutsche Kunst-Zeitung; Hauptorgan der deutschen Kunstvereine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Skulptur heute

Author: Judith Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714858524

Category:

Page: 483

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Wanderjahre in Italien

Siciliana. Wanderungen in Neapel und Sicilien

Author: Ferdinand Gregorovius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Italy

Page: 396

View: 9342

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Im Tempel der Weltlitteratur

Eine Sammlung von wertvollen Geisteserzeugnissen aller hervorragenden Völker und Zeiten. Als allgemeines Volkslesebuch bearb. und mit litterarhistorischen Bemerkungen versehen

Author: Heinrich Solger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 516

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Los días menos pensados

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ediciones IDEA

ISBN: 8496740595

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 1905

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My Promised Land

The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Author: Ari Shavit

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812984641

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 1897

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal
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