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The Open Studio : Essays on Art and Aesthetics - S. Stewart

The Open Studio

Essays on Art and Aesthetics

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Published: 1st January 2005
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Poets often have responded vitally to the art of their time, and ever since Susan Stewart began writing about art in the early 1980s, her work has resonated with practicing artists, curators, art historians, and art critics. Rooted in a broad and learned range of references, Stewart's fresh and independent essays bridge the fields of literature, aesthetics, and contemporary art.
Gathering most of Stewart's writing on contemporary art--long and short pieces first published in small magazines, museum and gallery publications, and edited collections--"The Open Studio" illuminates work ranging from the installation art of Ann Hamilton to the sculptures and watercolors of Thomas Schutte, the prints and animations of William Kentridge to the films of Tacita Dean. Stewart's essays are often the record of studio conversations with living artists and curators, and of the afterlife of those experiences in the solitude of her own study. Considering a wide variety of art forms, Stewart finds pathbreaking ways to explore them. Whether she is following central traditions of painting, drawing, sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking or exploring the less well-known realms of portrait miniatures, collecting practices, doll-making, music boxes, and gardening, Stewart speaks to the creative process in general and to the relation between art and ethics.
"The Open Studio" will be read eagerly by scholars of art, poetry, and visual theory; by historians interested in the links between contemporary and classic literature and art; and by teachers, students, and practitioners of the visual arts.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
To Take a Chance
On the Art of the Future
Thomas Schutte: In Medias Res
Hans-Peter Feldmann
William Kentridge "A Messenger" and "William Kentridge: Prints"
Armando Reveron: Paintings and Objects
Tacita Dean "The Coincidence Keeper" and "The Light of Banewl"
The Eidos in the Hand
What Thought Is Like: The Sea and The Sky
Garden Agon: Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta, 1993-97
An After as Before
Framing Abstraction
On the Threshold of the Visible
Organic Form and Perfection in Painting
Egg and Dart: Notes on the Work of Anne and Patrick Poirier
Death and Life, in That Order, in the Works of Charles Willson Peale
Explosion at San Giovanni in Laterano, Summer 1993: Notes for Francis Bacon's Figure with Meat
Musical Box
Ann Hamilton tropos and between taxonomy and communion
At the Freud Show: Aide Memoire
Notes
Figure Credits
Index
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ISBN: 9780226774473
ISBN-10: 0226774473
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 16.4  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2