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The contemporary composition /

by Smith, Terry (Terry E.) [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The contemporary condition ; 2.Description: 86 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9783956792830; 3956792831.Subject(s): Composition (Art) | Modernism (Aesthetics) | Art, Modern -- Philosophy | Aesthetics, Modern | Aesthetics, Modern | Art, Modern -- Philosophy | Composition (Art) | Modernism (Aesthetics)Summary: Can we speak of composition when we are in a state of unfathomable decomposition? Art being made today defies coherent categorization, and the world presents itself, day after day, as spinning into confused chaos, structural disintegration, and violent disorder. Revising his well-known histories of contemporary art, Terry Smith argues that we must respond to the compelling need for coeval composition at a time defined by the contemporaneity of divisive difference. This book traces how?despite many obstacles?visual artists across the globe are rising to this challenge.
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction AE SMI 2016 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2017-0908
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Published in partnership with Aarhus University and ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-85).

Can we speak of composition when we are in a state of unfathomable decomposition? Art being made today defies coherent categorization, and the world presents itself, day after day, as spinning into confused chaos, structural disintegration, and violent disorder. Revising his well-known histories of contemporary art, Terry Smith argues that we must respond to the compelling need for coeval composition at a time defined by the contemporaneity of divisive difference. This book traces how?despite many obstacles?visual artists across the globe are rising to this challenge.

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