The Roots of Postmodernism

The Roots of Postmodernism

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For courses in second semester art survey and 20th century art history and painting. This is a documented art history book that is intended for both the studio artist and the art historian.

This book is a history of the linguistic aspects of painting. It demonstrates that the issues that interest the postmodern period have been of central interest throughout one of the major traditions in painting since the beginning of history, and it documents the relationship of art to the irrational.
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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • 0130973874
  • 9780130973870

Table of contents

 1. Finding the Invisible.

 2. Painting as Document.

 3. Painting as Scholarly Text.

 4. Allegory and the Carnival Grotesque.

 5. Using Light as Sign and Sign as Space.

 6. Social Commentary.

 7. Color and Image as Sign.

 8. The Animated Iconic Sign.

 9. Urinals (Colon) the Undescended Trajectories of Missile Dish Aims B.U.T.N D.¢.

10. Fools, Dream Painters, and the Mad Muse.

11. The Post-Cartesian Concept of "Self."

12. Science, Self, and the Sacred.

13. The Dragons of Postmodern Art and Science.

14. On the Shoulders of Giants.

15. Bindings.

16. Conclusion.

Works Cited.

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