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The sublime /

by Morley, Simon [editor.]; Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Documents of contemporary art series: Publisher: London : Cambridge, Mass. : Whitechapel Gallery ; MIT Press, 2010Description: 237 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780262513913 (MIT Press : pbk. : alk. paper); 0262513919 (MIT Press : pbk. : alk. paper); 9780854881789 (Whitechapel Gallery : pbk.); 0854881786 (Whitechapel Gallery : pbk.).Subject(s): Sublime, The, in art | Art, Modern -- 20th century | Art, Modern -- 21st century | Art and society -- History -- 20th century | Art and society -- History -- 21st century
Contents:
The unpresentable -- To draw the flow of time, 1957 / Henri Michaux -- The sublime is now, 1948 / Barnett Newman -- The sublime and the avant-garde, 19988 / Jean-François Lyotard -- Parergon, 1978 / Jacques Derrida -- The sublime offering, 1988 / Jean-Luc Nancy -- Lacan: Sublimity and sublimation, 2007 / Philip Shaw -- The sublime object of ideology, 1989 / Slavoj Zizek -- The feminine sublime, 1995 / Barbara Clair Freeman -- The aesthetic revolution and its outcome / Jacques Rancière -- Transcendence -- Truth becomes reality, 1961 / Yves Klein -- Creating heaven, 1999 / Doreet LeVitte Harten -- Belief itself, 2002 / Luce Irigaray -- Secret wisdom and self-effacement: the spiritual in the modern age, 1996 / David Morgan -- The echoes of enchantment, 1996 / Jean Fisher -- Interview with Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, 1990 / Anish Kapoor -- Interview with Stella Santacetterina, 1994 / Shirazeh Houshiary -- The crossing, 1996 / Bill Viola -- Psirit and light and the immensity within, 1998 / Lynn M. Herbert -- Void: mapping the invisible in Korean art, 2007 / Lee Joon -- Nature --Heaven and earth, 2001 / Richard Long -- The abstract sublime, 1961 / Robert Rosenblum -- Statement, 1973 / Gerhard Richter -- Frederick Law Olmstedt and the dialiectical landscape / Robert Smithson -- Some facts, notes, data, information, statistics and statements, 1980 / Walter De Maria -- Bas Jan Ader, 1997 / Tacita Dean -- The weather forecast and now, 2001 / Olafur Eliasson -- Into the woods: on Jitka Hanzlova's Forest, 2006 / John Berger -- Technology -- Presenting the unpresentable: the sublime, 1982 / Jean-François Lyotard -- Beauty and the contemporary sublime, 1999 / Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe -- Postomdernism, or, the cultural logic of late capitalism, 1991 / Fredric Jameson -- Is there love in the telematic embrace?, 1990 / Roy Ascott -- Terror -- Manifesto: auto-destructive art, 1960 / Gustav Metzger -- The gothic sublime, 1994 / Vijay Mishra -- The logic of terror, 1979 / Thomas Weiskel -- Approaching abjection, 1980 / Julia Kristeva -- Turned upside down and torn apart, 2001 / Thomas McEvilley -- Joseph Beuys and the after-Auschwitz sublime, 2001 / Gene Ray -- Memory of oblivion, 2006 / Marco Belpoliti -- Tuymans' Terro, 1997 / Lawrence Rinder -- The uncanny -- Altered states.
Summary: In the contemporary world, where technology, spectacle, and excess seem to eclipse nature, the individual, and society, what might be the characteristics of a contemporary sublime? If there is any consensus, it is in the idea that the sublime represents a testing of limits to the point at which fixities begin to fragment. This anthology examines how contemporary artists and theorists explore ideas of the sublime, in relation to the unpresentable, transcendence, terror, nature, technology, the uncanny, and altered states. Providing a philosophical and cultural context for discourse around the sublime in recent art, the book surveys the diverse and sometimes conflicting interpretations of the term as it has evolved from the writings of Longinus, Burke, and Kant to present-day writers and artists. The sublime underlies the nobility of Classicism, the awe of Romantic nature, and the terror of the Gothic. In the last half-century, the sublime has haunted postwar abstraction, returned from the repression of theoretical formalism, and has become a key term in critical discussions of human otherness and posthuman realms of nature and technology.-- from Bookdepository
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The unpresentable -- To draw the flow of time, 1957 / Henri Michaux -- The sublime is now, 1948 / Barnett Newman -- The sublime and the avant-garde, 19988 / Jean-François Lyotard -- Parergon, 1978 / Jacques Derrida -- The sublime offering, 1988 / Jean-Luc Nancy -- Lacan: Sublimity and sublimation, 2007 / Philip Shaw -- The sublime object of ideology, 1989 / Slavoj Zizek -- The feminine sublime, 1995 / Barbara Clair Freeman -- The aesthetic revolution and its outcome / Jacques Rancière -- Transcendence -- Truth becomes reality, 1961 / Yves Klein -- Creating heaven, 1999 / Doreet LeVitte Harten -- Belief itself, 2002 / Luce Irigaray -- Secret wisdom and self-effacement: the spiritual in the modern age, 1996 / David Morgan -- The echoes of enchantment, 1996 / Jean Fisher -- Interview with Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, 1990 / Anish Kapoor -- Interview with Stella Santacetterina, 1994 / Shirazeh Houshiary -- The crossing, 1996 / Bill Viola -- Psirit and light and the immensity within, 1998 / Lynn M. Herbert -- Void: mapping the invisible in Korean art, 2007 / Lee Joon -- Nature --Heaven and earth, 2001 / Richard Long -- The abstract sublime, 1961 / Robert Rosenblum -- Statement, 1973 / Gerhard Richter -- Frederick Law Olmstedt and the dialiectical landscape / Robert Smithson -- Some facts, notes, data, information, statistics and statements, 1980 / Walter De Maria -- Bas Jan Ader, 1997 / Tacita Dean -- The weather forecast and now, 2001 / Olafur Eliasson -- Into the woods: on Jitka Hanzlova's Forest, 2006 / John Berger -- Technology -- Presenting the unpresentable: the sublime, 1982 / Jean-François Lyotard -- Beauty and the contemporary sublime, 1999 / Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe -- Postomdernism, or, the cultural logic of late capitalism, 1991 / Fredric Jameson -- Is there love in the telematic embrace?, 1990 / Roy Ascott -- Terror -- Manifesto: auto-destructive art, 1960 / Gustav Metzger -- The gothic sublime, 1994 / Vijay Mishra -- The logic of terror, 1979 / Thomas Weiskel -- Approaching abjection, 1980 / Julia Kristeva -- Turned upside down and torn apart, 2001 / Thomas McEvilley -- Joseph Beuys and the after-Auschwitz sublime, 2001 / Gene Ray -- Memory of oblivion, 2006 / Marco Belpoliti -- Tuymans' Terro, 1997 / Lawrence Rinder -- The uncanny -- Altered states.

In the contemporary world, where technology, spectacle, and excess seem to eclipse nature, the individual, and society, what might be the characteristics of a contemporary sublime? If there is any consensus, it is in the idea that the sublime represents a testing of limits to the point at which fixities begin to fragment. This anthology examines how contemporary artists and theorists explore ideas of the sublime, in relation to the unpresentable, transcendence, terror, nature, technology, the uncanny, and altered states. Providing a philosophical and cultural context for discourse around the sublime in recent art, the book surveys the diverse and sometimes conflicting interpretations of the term as it has evolved from the writings of Longinus, Burke, and Kant to present-day writers and artists. The sublime underlies the nobility of Classicism, the awe of Romantic nature, and the terror of the Gothic. In the last half-century, the sublime has haunted postwar abstraction, returned from the repression of theoretical formalism, and has become a key term in critical discussions of human otherness and posthuman realms of nature and technology.-- from Bookdepository

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