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Author Bernstein, J. M.

Title Against voluptuous bodies : late modernism and the meaning of painting / J. M. Bernstein.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.06 BERN    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  759.06 Ber    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cultural memory in the present.
Cultural memory in the present.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-384) and index.
Contents Introduction : (late) modernism -- 1. Wax, brick, and bread - apotheoses of matter and meaning in seventeenth-century philosophy and painting : descartes and Pieter de Hooch -- 2. Judging life : Kant, Clement Greenberg, and Chaim Soutine -- 3. Modernism as philosophy : Stanley Cavell, Anthony Caro, and Chantal Akerman -- 4. Aporia of the sensible - art, objecthood, and anthropomorphism : Michael Fried, Frank Stella, and minimalism -- 5. The death of sensuous particulars : T. J. Clark and abstract expressionism -- 6. Social signs, natural bodies : T. J. Clark and Jackson Pollock -- 7. Readymades, monochromes, etc. : nominalism and the paradox of modernism (Thierry de Duve and Marcel Duchamp) -- 8. Freedom from nature? : reflections on the end(s) of art : Arthur Danto, Yves-Alain Bois, and Robert Ryman -- 9. The horror of nonidentity : Cindy Sherman's tragic modernism.
Subject Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969. Ästhetik (1958/59). English.
Modernism (Art)
Painting, Modern -- 20th century.
Painting -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0804748942 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804748950 (paperback: alk. paper)