Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-231) and index.
The revival of beauty : Enter the dragon: on the vernacular of beauty, 1993 / Dave Hickey -- Whatever happened to beauty? A response to Danto, 1996 / Kathleen Marie Higgins -- On beauty and being just, 1999 / Elaine Scarry -- Venus in exile: the rejection of beauty in twentieth-century art, 2001 / Wendy Steiner -- Beauty and the status of contemporary criticism, 2003 / Suzanne Perling Hudson -- The eternal problem of beauty's return, 2003 / Saul Ostrow -- The aesthetics of Brillo boxes, 2003 / Arthur C. Danto -- Beauty knows no pain, 2004 / Alexander Alberro -- The art seminar, 2006 / Diurmuid Costello, Arthur C. Danto, Anna Dezeuze, Martin Donougho, Thierry de Duve, James Elkins, David Raskin, Dominic Willsdon, Richard Woodfield -- Concepts and contexts : On the concept of beautiful, 1970 / Theodor Adorno -- The sans of the pure cut, 1978 / Jacques Derrida -- Woman as sign: psychoanalytic readings, 1988 / Griselda Pollock -- Beauty and the labour of mourning, 1992 / Jay Bernstein -- Transformations of the image in postmodernity, 1995 / Fredric Jameson -- Kant after Duchamp, 1996 / Thierry de Duve -- Incidental and integral beauty: Duchamp, Danto and the intractable avant-garde, 2008 / Jason Gaiger -- Vulgarity, 1999 / T.J. Clark -- The discourse of the studio meets the technological sublime, 1996 / Caroline A. Jones -- Replicants and Cartesians, 2007 / John Roberts -- The ugly, 1994 / Mark Cousins -- Nausea: encounters with ugliness, 2002 / Mark Hutchinson -- Art and the political: minor literature, war machines and the production of subjectivity, 2005 / Simon O'Sullivan -- Positions : The photographic conditions of surrealism, 1981 / Rosalind Krauss -- Robert Morris's paradoxes, 1990 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- An aesthetics of disappointment, 1966 / Robert Smithson -- On beauty, 1975 / Andy Warhol -- Cultural imperialism: observations on cultural situation in the third world, 1976 / Rasheed Araeen -- Notes, 1985 / Gerhard Richter -- Truth and beauty: the ruined abstraction of Gerhard Richter, 1994 / Paul Wood -- Interview with Adrian Searle, 1990 / Leon Golub and Nancy Spero -- Interview with Irving Sandler, 1993 / Agnes Martin -- Interview with David Sylvester, 1997 / Alex Katz -- Interview with Robert Rosenblum, 2000 / John Currin -- On Marlene Dumas, 2001 / Wendy Steiner -- On painting, 2003 / A rt & Language -- Endangered beauty: on Gary Hume, 2004 / Rudolf Sagmeister -- Attraction-repulsion machines: the art of Jake and Dinos Chapman, 2006 / Christoph Grunenberg -- Interview with Bryant Rosseau, 2007 / Vito Acconci -- Beauty (a list of possibilities), 2007 / Leo Fitzmaurice.
"Beauty is among the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After decades of disavowal, beauty's resurgence in recent art has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers. Spanning diverse positions, this anthology assembles the key texts on the cultural politics of the recent phenomenon of beauty, as well as contextualizing these debates - both for and against - in artistic practice and the broader history of aesthetics."--Jacket.