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Painting as Model : October Books (Paperback) - Yve-Alain Bois

Painting as Model

October Books (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 4th May 1993
ISBN: 9780262521802
Number Of Pages: 358
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Informed by both structuralism and poststructuralism, these essays by art critic and historian Yve Alain Bois seek to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse. Warning against the uncritical adoption of theoretical fashions and equally against the a priori rejection of all theory, Bois argues that theory is best employed in response to the specific demands of a critical problem. The essays lucidly demonstrate the uses of various theoretical approaches in conjunction with close reading of both paintings and texts.Yve-Alain Bois was a founder of the French journal Macula and a Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. He is currently Professor of the History of Art at Harvard University.

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"A remarkable book, an excellent and innovative example of bow the major experiences of modern painting, from Matisse and Picasso to Mondrian, Newman, or Ryman require a specific use of theory to be correctly interpreted. A genuinely original contribution, in both style and approach, to a 'new history' of art which reconciles critical theory to historical research." Louis Marin, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

ISBN: 9780262521802
ISBN-10: 0262521806
Series: October Books (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 4th May 1993
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55