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The Resource The perpetual guest : art in the unfinished present, Barry Schwabsky

The perpetual guest : art in the unfinished present, Barry Schwabsky

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The perpetual guest : art in the unfinished present
Title
The perpetual guest
Title remainder
art in the unfinished present
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Barry Schwabsky
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Language
eng
Summary
"The idea of contemporary art sometimes allows us to pretend we have made a clean break with the past. In The Perpetual Guest, poet and critic Barry Schwabsky demonstrates that any robust understanding of art's present must also account for the ongoing life and changing fortunes of its past. In surveying the art world of this past decade, Schwabsky attends not only to its most significant newer faces--among them, Kara Walker, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ai Weiwei, Chris Ofili, and Lorna Simpson--but their forebears, both recent (Jeff Wall, Nancy Spero, Dan Graham, Cindy Sherman) and more distant (Velázquez, Manet, Matisse, and the portraitists of the Renaissance). "The art critic, " Schwabsky writes, "formalizes and deliberately exemplifes the role of the spectator who realizes the artist's work, not by leaving it just as it is, but by adding something to it, making a personal contribution." Despite the hysterical pronouncements of criticism's demise, Schwabsky's rich and subtle considerations of art's complexly intertwined traditions are an indispensable contribution to understanding our present moment"--
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Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865)
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Schwabsky, Barry
Dewey number
700
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7445.2
LC item number
.S385 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Art
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The perpetual guest : art in the unfinished present, Barry Schwabsky
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Note
"The essays collected here originally appeared in the pages of the Nation between 2006 and 2014"--Title page verso
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31223116629750
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
I. Negative Theology -- 1. Negative Theology: Diego Velazquez -- 2. An Ambiguous Medium: Lee Ufan -- 3. The Stone Dies Away Also: Jimmie Durham -- 4. Putting the World into the World: Alighiero Boetti -- 5. The Devil, Probably: Maurizio Cattelan -- 6. A Million Little Pictures: The Pictures Generation -- 7. A Makeshift World: Thomas Demand and Bettina Pousttchi -- 8. Showing, Saying, Whistling: Lorna Simpson and Ahlam Shibli -- II. Faces out of the Crowd -- 9. Faces out of the Crowd: The Renaissance Portrait -- 10. Daring Intransigence: Gustave Courbet -- 11. Extreme Eccentrics: Modern Art and Its Collectors -- 12. Vacant, Limpid, Angelic: Willem de Kooning -- 13. Evasive Action Painter: Gerhard Richter -- 14. The Perpetual Guest: Warren Niesluchowski -- 15. Love by a Thousand Cuts: Kara Walker -- 16. "You're So Pretty": Laurel Nakadate -- 17. The Complete History of Every One: Zoe Strauss -- 18. Heroism, Hidden: Ian Wallace -- 19. Hotel Artists: Henri Matisse and Ian Wallace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9781784783235
Lccn
2015042580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • 946703148
  • (OCoLC)946703148
Label
The perpetual guest : art in the unfinished present, Barry Schwabsky
Publication
Note
"The essays collected here originally appeared in the pages of the Nation between 2006 and 2014"--Title page verso
Bar code
31223116629750
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Negative Theology -- 1. Negative Theology: Diego Velazquez -- 2. An Ambiguous Medium: Lee Ufan -- 3. The Stone Dies Away Also: Jimmie Durham -- 4. Putting the World into the World: Alighiero Boetti -- 5. The Devil, Probably: Maurizio Cattelan -- 6. A Million Little Pictures: The Pictures Generation -- 7. A Makeshift World: Thomas Demand and Bettina Pousttchi -- 8. Showing, Saying, Whistling: Lorna Simpson and Ahlam Shibli -- II. Faces out of the Crowd -- 9. Faces out of the Crowd: The Renaissance Portrait -- 10. Daring Intransigence: Gustave Courbet -- 11. Extreme Eccentrics: Modern Art and Its Collectors -- 12. Vacant, Limpid, Angelic: Willem de Kooning -- 13. Evasive Action Painter: Gerhard Richter -- 14. The Perpetual Guest: Warren Niesluchowski -- 15. Love by a Thousand Cuts: Kara Walker -- 16. "You're So Pretty": Laurel Nakadate -- 17. The Complete History of Every One: Zoe Strauss -- 18. Heroism, Hidden: Ian Wallace -- 19. Hotel Artists: Henri Matisse and Ian Wallace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9781784783235
Lccn
2015042580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 946703148
  • (OCoLC)946703148

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