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The Resource Meanings of abstract art : between nature and theory, edited by Paul Crowther and Isabel Wünsche

Meanings of abstract art : between nature and theory, edited by Paul Crowther and Isabel Wünsche

Label
Meanings of abstract art : between nature and theory
Title
Meanings of abstract art
Title remainder
between nature and theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Crowther and Isabel Wünsche
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature. Traditional picturing and sculpture are based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract works, in contrast, adopt alternative modes of visual representation, or break down and reconfigure the mimetic conventions of pictorial art and sculpture. Obviously this means that abstract art takes many different forms. However, this diversity should not mask some key structural features; these center on two basic relations to nature (understanding nature in the broadest sense to comprise the world of recognisable objects, creatures, organisms, processes, and states of affairs). The first involves abstracting from nature, to give selected aspects of it a new and extremely unfamiliar appearance. The second involves abstract art as the affirmation of a relatively unconstrained natural creativity that issues in new, autonomous forms that are not constrained by mimetic conventions. (Such creativity is often attributed to the power of the unconscious.)The book contains three categories of essays: 1) those on classical modernism (Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Arp, early American abstraction), 2) those on post-war abstraction (Pollock, Still, Newman, Smithson, Noguchi, Arte Povera, Michaux, postmodern developments), and 3) those of a broader art historical and philosophical scope"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.04/052
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6490
LC item number
.M389 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in art and visual studies
Series volume
2
Label
Meanings of abstract art : between nature and theory, edited by Paul Crowther and Isabel Wünsche
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780415899932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012001081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn730404070
  • (OCoLC)ocn809811414
Label
Meanings of abstract art : between nature and theory, edited by Paul Crowther and Isabel Wünsche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780415899932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012001081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn730404070
  • (OCoLC)ocn809811414

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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