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Carnal knowledge : towards a 'new materialism' through the arts /

by Barrett, Estelle; Bolt, Barbara(Professor of art).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2013Description: xviii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781780762661 (pbk.); 1780762666 (pbk.).Other title: Towards a 'new materialism' through the arts.Subject(s): Art -- Philosophy | Materialism in artSummary: This book is an outcome of the renewed energy and interest in moving beyond the discursive construction of reality to understand the relationship between what is conceived of as reality and materiality, described as the 'material turn'. It draws together established and emerging writers, whose research spans dance, music, film, fashion, design, photography, literature, painting and stereo-immersive VR, to demonstrate how art allows us to map the complex relations between nature and culture, between the body, language and knowledge. List(s) this item appears in: Art History & Theory 2.2
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This book is an outcome of the renewed energy and interest in moving beyond the discursive construction of reality to understand the relationship between what is conceived of as reality and materiality, described as the 'material turn'. It draws together established and emerging writers, whose research spans dance, music, film, fashion, design, photography, literature, painting and stereo-immersive VR, to demonstrate how art allows us to map the complex relations between nature and culture, between the body, language and knowledge.

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