Theory of art

    Art and Objecthood

    By Michael Fried

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    Contains 27 essays and reviews defining the contours of late modernism in the visual arts. Ranging from brief reviews to extended essays, the writings establish a set of basic terms for understanding key issues in high modernism. An extended introductory essay by the author clarifies his views.

    Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers

    By Arthur Wesley Dow

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    Develops a system for teaching students to create freely constructed images on the basis of harmonic relations between lines, colors, and dark and light patterns. Greatly influenced by Japanese art, the author expounds a theory of "flat" formal equilibrium as an essential component of telling pictorial creation.

    Art and Discontent: Theory at the Millennium

    By Thomas McEvilley

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    Kant after Duchamp

    By Thierry De Duve

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    A collection of essays around a central thesis with implications for the history of the avant-gardes. The author observes that Duchamp caused a shift in aesthetic judgement, replacing "this is beautiful" with "this is art" and offers a re-reading of Kant's "Critique of Judgement" revealing links.

    Literature, Media, Information Systems

    By Friedrich Kittler

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    Six Years

    By Lucy R. Lippard

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    This work documents the network of ideas that has been labelled conceptual art. Including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved, the book is arranged as an annotated chronology.

    In/Different Spaces

    By Victor Burgin

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    Explores the construction of identities in the psychical space between perception and consciousness, drawing upon psychoanalytic theories to describe the constitution and maintenance of 'self' and 'us' - in imaginary spatial and temporal relations to 'other' and 'them' - through the all-important relay of images.

    Robert Smithson

    By Robert Smithson

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    This volume includes previously unpublished essays by Robert Smithson and gathers articles, interviews and photographs as well as a catalogue of the books in Smithson's library. Together they provide a picture of his wide-ranging views on art and culture.

    Grist to the Mill

    By Caroline Tisdall

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