100 Artists' Manifestos

100 Artists' Manifestos
Title 100 Artists' Manifestos PDF eBook
Author Alex Danchev
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 496
Release 2011-01-27
Genre Art
ISBN 0141932155

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In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos are nothing if not revolutionary. They are outlandish, outrageous, and frequently offensive. They combine wit, wisdom, and world-shaking demands. This collection gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Rodchenko, Le Corbusier, Picabia, Dalí, Oldenburg, Vertov, Baselitz, Kitaj, Murakami, Gilbert and George, together with their allies and collaborators - such figures as Marinetti, Apollinaire, Breton, Trotsky, Guy Debord and Rem Koolhaas. Edited with an Introduction by Alex Danchev

The Creative Underground

The Creative Underground
Title The Creative Underground PDF eBook
Author Paul Clements
Publisher Routledge
Pages 232
Release 2016-09-13
Genre Art
ISBN 1317501284

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Paul Clements champions the creative underground and expressions of difference through visionary avant-garde and resistant ideas. This is represented by an admixture of utopian literature, manifestos and lifestyles which challenge normality and attempt to reinvent society, as practiced for example, by radicals in bohemian enclaves or youth subcultures. He showcases a range of 'art' and participatory cultural practices that are examined sociopolitically and historically, employing key theoretical ideas which highlight their contribution to aesthetic thinking, political ideology, and public discourse. A reevaluation of the arts and progressive modernism can reinvigorate culture through active leisure and post-work possibilities beyond materialism and its constraints, thereby presenting alternatives to established understandings and everyday cultural processes. The book teases out the difficult relationship between the individual, culture and society especially in relation to autonomy and marginality, while arguing that the creative underground is crucial for a better world, as it offers enchantment, vitality and hope.

BLAST at 100

BLAST at 100
Title BLAST at 100 PDF eBook
Publisher BRILL
Pages 258
Release 2017-07-31
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9004347542

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BLAST at 100: A Modernist Magazine Reconsidered provides an original and rich re-contextualisation of a major modernist magazine and some of its most influential contributors.

Wyndham Lewis and British Art Rock

Wyndham Lewis and British Art Rock
Title Wyndham Lewis and British Art Rock PDF eBook
Author Thomas Keller
Publisher Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Pages 333
Release 2024-02-12
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 3381108522

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This study connects the idiosyncratic modernism of Wyndham Lewis, co-founder of the Vorticist art movement, with works of several artists from the British art rock tradition, among them Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, art-punk pioneers Wire and electronic pop musician John Foxx. By taking a transdisciplinary and intermedial approach to texts from two fields normally studied in isolation and staking out the elements of a shared modernist ethos, the book presents a new perspective on both fields relevant to scholars of literature, popular culture, and the visual arts alike. While the book rests on sound research from the fields of literary criticism, art history, and pop theory, the structure and writing of the book is fundamentally designed to be accessible and comprehensible to non-scholarly readers.

Thinking Catherine Malabou

Thinking Catherine Malabou
Title Thinking Catherine Malabou PDF eBook
Author Thomas Wormald
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 272
Release 2018-03-28
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1786606933

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This volume contributes to the emerging critical conversation around Catherine Malabou’s thought. It focuses on some of Malabou's underexamined philosophical thematics, including dis-attachment or farewell. It also engages with Malabou's relation to deconstruction and her use of science.

Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age

Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age
Title Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age PDF eBook
Author Steven Félix-Jäger
Publisher Springer Nature
Pages 194
Release 2019-12-02
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 3030297063

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This book extends a theory of art that addresses the present era’s shift towards global pluralism. By focusing on extrinsic rather than intrinsic qualities of art, this book helps viewers evaluate art across cultural boundaries. Art can be universally classified by an evaluation of its guiding narrative, and can be understood and judged through hermeneutical methods. Since artists engage culture through various local, transnational, and emerging global narratives, it is difficult to decipher what standards are used for evaluation, and which authoritative body evaluates the work. This book implements a narrative-hermeneutical approach to properly classify an artwork and establish its meaning and value.

Invisible Terrain

Invisible Terrain
Title Invisible Terrain PDF eBook
Author Stephen J. Ross
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 208
Release 2017-07-21
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0192519301

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In his debut collection, Some Trees (1956), the American poet John Ashbery poses a question that resonates across his oeuvre and much of modern art: 'How could he explain to them his prayer / that nature, not art, might usurp the canvas?' When Ashbery asks this strange question, he joins a host of transatlantic avant-gardists—from the Dadaists to the 1960s neo-avant-gardists and beyond—who have dreamed of turning art into nature, of creating art that would be 'valid solely on its own terms, in the way nature itself is valid, in the way a landscape—not its picture—is aesthetically valid' (Clement Greenberg, 1939). Invisible Terrain reads Ashbery as a bold intermediary between avant-garde anti-mimeticism and the long western nature poetic tradition. In chronicling Ashbery's articulation of 'a completely new kind of realism' and his engagement with figures ranging from Wordsworth to Warhol, the book presents a broader case study of nature's dramatic transformation into a resolutely unnatural aesthetic resource in 20th-century art and literature. The story begins in the late 1940s with the Abstract Expressionist valorization of process, surface, and immediacy—summed up by Jackson Pollock's famous quip, 'I am Nature'—that so influenced the early New York School poets. It ends with 'Breezeway,' a poem about Hurricane Sandy. Along the way, the project documents Ashbery's strategies for literalizing the 'stream of consciousness' metaphor, his negotiation of pastoral and politics during the Vietnam War, and his investment in 'bad' nature poetry.