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Deconstruction and the Visual Arts

Deconstruction and the Visual Arts
Art, Media, Architecture

Part of Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism

  • Date Published: April 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521447812

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  • Deconstruction and the Visual Arts brings together a series of new essays by scholars of aesthetics, art history and criticism, film, television and architecture. Working with the ideas of French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the essays explore the full range of his analyses. They are modelled on the variety of critical approaches that he has encouraged, from critiques of the foundations of our thinking and disciplinary demarcation, to creative and experimental readings of visual 'texts'. Representing some of the most innovative thinking in the various arts disciplines, these contributions offer important challenges to existing disciplinary orthodoxies. Also included in this volume is a long interview with Derrida, published here for the first time.

    • Includes a long interview with Derrida, published here for the first time
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    • Date Published: April 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521447812
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The Spatial arts: an interview with Jacques Derrida
    2. Color has not yet been named: objectivity in deconstruction
    3. Light in painting: dis-seminating art history
    4. The dissumulation of painting
    5. The heuretics of deconstruction
    6. Impure mimesis, or the ends of the aesthetic
    7. Starting out from the frame (vignettes)
    8. Modernity again: the museum as trompe l'oeil
    9. Brushed path, slate line, stone circle: on Martin Heidegger, Richard Long, and Jacques Derrida
    10. Frank Stella and Jacques Derrida: toward a postmodern ethics of singularity
    11. Sketch: counterpoints of the eye: hand-eye coordination: translation and …
    12. The Domestication of the house: deconstruction after architecture
    13. Tabbles of bower
    14. Cinema-Graphia: Eisenstein, Derrida and the sign of cinema
    15. Hermes goes Hollywood: disarticulating the cops 'n' robbers genre
    16. The Signature experiment finds Andy Hardy
    17. Sending postcards in TV land.

  • Editors

    Peter Brunette, George Mason University, Virginia

    David Wills, Louisiana State University

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