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Art Religion Amnesia

Author: Donald Preziosi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136472762
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Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In this new book, Professor Preziosi offers a critique of the main thrust of writing in recent years on the subjects of art, religion, and their interconnections, outlining in detail a perspective which redefines the basic terms in which recent debates and discussions have been articulated both in the scholarly and popular literature, and in artistic, political and religious practice. Art, Religion and Amnesia proposes an alternative to the two conventional traditions of writing on the subject which have been devoted on the one hand to the ‘spiritual’ dimensions of artistry, and on the other hand to the (equally spurious) ‘aesthetic’ aspects of religion. The book interrogates the fundamental assumptions fuelling many current controversies over representation, idolatry, blasphemy, and political culture. Drawing on debates from Plato’s proposal to banish representational art from his ideal city-state to the Danish cartoons of Mohamed, Preziosi argues that recent debates have echoed a number of very ancient controversies in political philosophy, theology, and art history over the problem of representation and its functions in individual and social life. This book is a unique re-evaluation of the essential indeterminacy of meaning-making, marking a radically new approach to understanding the inextricability of aesthetics and theology and will be of interest to students and researchers in art history, philosophy and religion and cultural theory.

Photography And The Contemporary Cultural Condition

Author: Peter D. Osborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317817273
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In this book, Osborne demonstrates why and how photography as photography has survived and flourished since the rise of digital processes, when many anticipated its dissolution into a generalised system of audio-visual representations or its collapse under the relentless overload of digital imagery. He examines how photography embodies, contributes to, and even in effect critiques how the contemporary social world is now imagined, how it is made present and how the concept and the experience of the Present itself is produced. Osborne bases his discussions primarily in cultural studies and visual cultural studies. Through an analysis of different kinds of photographic work in distinct contexts, he demonstrates how aspects of photography that once appeared to make it vulnerable to redundancy turn out to be the basis of its survival and have been utilised by much important photographic work of the last three decades.

Global And World Art In The Practice Of The University Museum

Author: Jane Chin Davidson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317220803
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Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums. Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum practices have expanded the understanding of the ‘art object’ in recent years. It is argued that the meaning of cultural objects infused with the heritage and identity of ‘global culture’ has been developed substantially through the innovative approaches of university scholars, museum curators, and administrators since the latter part of the twentieth century. Through exploring the ways in which universities and their museums have overseen changes in the global context for art, this edited collection initiates a larger dialogue and inquiry into the value and contribution of the empirical model. The volume includes a full-colour photo essay by Marla C. Berns on the Fowler Museum’s ‘Fowler at Fifty’ project, as well as contributions from Donald Preziosi, Catherine M. Cole, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Claire Farago, Selma Holo, and Gemma Rodrigues. It is important reading for professionals, scholars and advanced students alike.

Cretomania

Author: Alexandre Farnoux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351570781
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Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public. This is shown, among other things, by its appearance and uses in a variety of modern cultural practices: from the innovative dances of Sergei Diaghilev and Ted Shawn, to public and vernacular architecture, psychoanalysis, literature, sculpture, fashion designs, and even neo-pagan movements, to mention a few examples.Cretomania is the first volume entirely devoted to such modern responses to (and uses of) the Minoan past. Although not an exhaustive and systematic study of the reception of Minoan Crete, it offers a wide range of intriguing examples and represents an original contribution to a thus far underexplored aspect of Minoan studies: the remarkable effects of Minoan Crete beyond the narrow boundaries of recondite archaeological research.The volume is organised in three main sections: the first deals with the conscious, unconscious, and coincidental allusions to Minoan Crete in modern architecture, and also discusses archaeological reconstructions; the second presents examples from the visual and performing arts (as well as other cultural practices) illustrating how Minoan Crete has been enlisted to explore and challenge questions of Orientalism, religion, sexuality, and gender relations; the third focuses on literature, and shows how the distant Minoan past has been used to interrogate critically more recent Greek history.

Kingdom Of Back

Author: L. G. Williams
Publisher: PCP Press
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LG WILLIAMS's place among the great emerging artists of this last decade is firmly established. These thirty-two poems, written over a period of six weeks, show conclusively that his work is remarkably original, versatile and powerful. He writes poignantly of things he cherishes - art, women, sex, drugs and rock-and-roll. Whatever his subject, he addresses it with an artist's resonant sophistication, a scholar's precision, and the persuasive powers of a great poet. This volume has been selected by Jenny Saybaugh, literary critic and one-time visiting professor at the University of California, Davis. "To read LG is not to agree or disagree with his strange sensibility, but rather to enter the enchanting moments of a fertile imagination." - Don Ryan, Surfer. "Ranging from near to far, these remarkable passionate writings...function as a savvy handbook into one of the best minds of a generation." - Wally Hedrick, Artist.

Drawing Upon Art

Author: L. G. Williams
Publisher: PCP Press
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Drawing Upon Art is a supplemental drawing workbook, whose roughly 400 assignments' address the fundamental, historic questions in Visual Art This workbook challenges students, with simple and direct exercises, to experience for themselves history's most advanced and creative visual art problems and developments. As a supplemental workbook, Drawing Upon Art uniquely addresses the most pressing paradox that currently exists in every college' and university Art Appreciation and Introductory Art History classroom in the United States. Namely, the seminal visual principals, theories, and concepts in Art's history are still delivered solely through .the same old, textual approach. This antiquated methodology remains to this very day, as distant, passive, and ineffectual as it was since its conception, After all,one cannot and should not' expect the major achievements of the visual arts to be fully understood, grasped or appreciated by any means other than a direct, hands-on approach. For more information visit www.drawinguponart.com # # # # #

Everyone Sucks

Author: L. G. Williams
Publisher: PCP Press
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"EVERYONE SUCKS" by LG Williams has an apocalyptic-looking cover and a title that needs explication. The book is not an aesthetic doomsday scenario, quite the contrary, as the explanation of the title will show. Williams, who is an unemployed surfer in Beverly Hills, completed this artwork in late 2002, and in it, he explains in a logical, well-considered progression why he believes that art is at a final resting point in progressive art history, and that that future art will render humanity as less than what it could be - comfort seeking, self-involved, "men without chests." The book, which could be subtitled "I Love Art and Why You Should Too", builds on LG's idea that there could be further, progressive art. This is what LG is referring to when he says that Art has reached its end; he doesn't mean that nothing else will happen, but that the progression of art history toward a universally beneficial system of brilliant nonsense has culminated in commercial mediocrity and bureaucrats. He defines mediocrity "as a rule of art that does not recognise individual genius or freedoms from forces of control, stupidity, and domination" and he defines those rights in three classes, wrong rights, commercial rights and left rights. But he cautions that Nietzsche believed in war and conflict as a way for humanity to express its passions, and that without conflict in the Jungian sense (LG says that great artist do not attack each other), humans will become soft, meaningless, and passionless. LG does not advocate that artist become "the last artists," even though in this volume, he believes the End of Art is near.

Lg Williams Selected Artworks

Author: L. G. Williams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536850550
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LG Williams' eminent oeuvre underwent several transformations over the decades. Probably the most incisive of these was his encounter with Hawaiian culture, which led to Williams's retreat from the New York art scene: from 1990 on, he lived in Hawaii and shuttled between Waikiki and Los Angeles. The world of Hawaiian gods, bright Pacific light, and the history, literature, and mythology of the Oriental found their way into his art. On ever larger canvases, the drama of mankind was transformed into a sensual and poetic vision of color, drawing, and form. Editor Weiner Faustian has now added the first volume to our Catalogue Raisonne, covering the years from 1985 until 2001. It includes, inter alia, the series of monumental paintings that occupied the artist during the early years of his career.

The Story Of Art Workbook

Author: L. G. Williams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523839643
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The Story Of Art Workbook is designed specifically to accompany the classic text, The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich. This supplemental drawing workbook has roughly 400 assignments to help students get the most they can out of The Story of Art, and out of their art history and art appreciation courses. The workbook challenges students to undertake fun-to-­do drawing excersises that help them experience and understand the concepts firsthand, before or after they've read about in the textbook. As a supplemental workbook, The Story Of Art Workbook uniquely addresses the most pressing paradox that currently exists in every college and university Art Appreciation and Introductory Art History classroom in the United States. Namely, the seminal visual principals, theories, and concepts in Art's history are still delivered solely through the same old, textual approach. This antiquated methodology remains to this very day, as distant, passive, and ineffectual as it was since its conception. After all, one cannot and should not expect the major achievements of the visual arts to be fully understood, grasped or appreciated by any means other than a direct, hands-on approach. The Story Of Art Workbook's various assignments are presented in the workbook in simple, contemporary terms and scenarios. The Table of Contents closely follows many versions of Gombrich's classic text, and is organized along the lines of a typical Art History and Art Appreciation course. For more information visit www.DrawingUponArt.com # # # # #

The Philosophy Of Obey Obey Giant Shepard Fairey

Author: Sarah Jaye Williams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530176731
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2nd Edition Full Color Special Anniversary Edition THE PHILOSOPHY OF OBEY (i.e. Obey Giant / Shepard Fairey) is one of the fundamental texts of 21st Century aesthetics - short, bold, candid, puzzling and remarkable in its power to stir the imagination of philosophers and artists alike. Arguably one of the most compelling works of philosophy and art written in the twentieth-first century, Philosophy of Obey is the only artistic - philosophical work that Obey has published during its campaign. Written in short, carefully crafted sentences of extremely revealing candor, it will capture the imagination of a generation of Street Artists and philosophers. For Obey, discourse is something we use to examine reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. Obey famously summarized this book in the following words: I aim to bring something new to every artwork. The work is prefaced by Sarah Jaye Williams introduction to the first edition. Obey Giant (1989 2008) is regarded by many as one of the most significant street art campaigns. This book is a work of theoretical philosophy, contemporary art, and contemporary art history. Any illegal activity or actions deduced or derived from this work is entirely inappropriate and beyond the scope and intent of either the author or publisher. # # # # #