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The Resource Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde, Daniel Herwitz

Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde, Daniel Herwitz

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Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde
Title
Making theory/constructing art
Title remainder
on the authority of the avant-garde
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Daniel Herwitz
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Language
eng
Summary
Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in their creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Making Theory/Constructing Art: On the Authority of the Avant-Garde is among the first philosophical texts to provide a close encounter with this theoretical tendency in twentieth-century art and aesthetics, exploring the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of theory in art. In a series of intricate readings of constructivism, Mondrian, and John Cage, Daniel Herwitz outlines the avant-garde's belief that theory can perfectly prefigure the avant-garde art object and invest it with utopian force. Through similarly insightful treatments of Arthur Danto, Andy Warhol, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and postmodern art and theory, Herwitz demonstrates how the contemporary art world is heir to the avant-garde's theoretical assumptions and practices. In fact, avant-garde art objects live as art only by partly resisting the master theories of their makers and interpreters. Skillfully resisting the lure of grand theory himself, Herwitz urges the art world to be more self-critical and self-reflective about its uses of theory. Making Theory/Constructing Art is as accessible and entertainingly written as it is philosophically incisive. Since the book is both a philosophical and a cultural encounter with theory in twentieth-century art, it will engage all those who have tried to grapple with the inscrutability of the theoretical art muse
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1955-
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Herwitz, Daniel Alan
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Art
  • Constructivism (Philosophy)
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Label
Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde, Daniel Herwitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-350) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
27223073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226328911
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92043483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1057992
Label
Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde, Daniel Herwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27223073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226328911
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92043483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1057992

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