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To destroy painting /

by Marin, Louis [author.]; Hjort, Mette [translator].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995Description: ix, 186 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226505340; 9780226505343; 0226505359; 9780226505350.Uniform titles: Détruire la peinture. English. Uniform titles: Détruire la peinture. English.Subject(s): Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 -- Criticism and interpretation | Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665 -- Criticism and interpretation | Caravaggio, 1571-1610 -- Criticism and interpretation | Painting -- Philosophy | Semiotics | Painting
Contents:
Allegory: The Golden Bough or the Theory of Mimesis -- Questions, Hypotheses, Discourse -- Readings -- Denegation -- The Arcadian Landscape -- On Nominal Sentences, Fragments, Epitaphs, and Epigraphs -- A Letter, a Shadow, and an Interpretive Key -- Theoretical and Methodological Introduction -- An Analytic Strategy and a Mythical Ruse -- The Portrait in the Convex Mirror -- The Medusa Head as Historical Painting -- Psychoanalytic Interlude -- Of Light, Shadows, and Narrative -- Et in arca hoc.
Summary: The work of the eminent French cultural critic Louis Marin (1931-92) is becoming increasingly important to English-speaking scholars concerned with issues of representation. To Destroy Painting, first published in France in 1977, marks a milestone in Marin's thought about the aims of painting in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A meditation on the work of Poussin and Caravaggio and on their milieux, the book explores a number of notions implied by theories of painting and offers insight into the aims and effects of visual representaion.-- Publisher's description
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181) and index.

Allegory: The Golden Bough or the Theory of Mimesis -- Questions, Hypotheses, Discourse -- Readings -- Denegation -- The Arcadian Landscape -- On Nominal Sentences, Fragments, Epitaphs, and Epigraphs -- A Letter, a Shadow, and an Interpretive Key -- Theoretical and Methodological Introduction -- An Analytic Strategy and a Mythical Ruse -- The Portrait in the Convex Mirror -- The Medusa Head as Historical Painting -- Psychoanalytic Interlude -- Of Light, Shadows, and Narrative -- Et in arca hoc.

Translated from the French.

The work of the eminent French cultural critic Louis Marin (1931-92) is becoming increasingly important to English-speaking scholars concerned with issues of representation. To Destroy Painting, first published in France in 1977, marks a milestone in Marin's thought about the aims of painting in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A meditation on the work of Poussin and Caravaggio and on their milieux, the book explores a number of notions implied by theories of painting and offers insight into the aims and effects of visual representaion.-- Publisher's description

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