Grayson Perry

Author: Jacky Klein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5994

A major new monograph on the work of celebrated and controversial British artist Grayson Perry.

Grayson Perry

Author: Grayson Perry,Lisa Jardine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ceramic sculpture

Page: 48

View: 8418

Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. In 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair. In this book, he tells his story.

Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Kate Fisher,Sarah Toulalan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230354122

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 5147

An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

Memory and Enlightenment

Author: James Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331996710X

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 7624

This book illuminates how the ‘long eighteenth century’ (1660-1800) persists in our present through screen and performance media, writing and visual art. Tracing the afterlives of the period from the 1980s to the present, it argues that these emerging and changing forms stage the period as a point of origin for the grounding of individual identity in personal memory, and as a site of foundational traumas that shape cultural memory.

The Story of Contemporary Art

Author: Tony Godfrey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262366045

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 8042

An instant classic--a lively new introduction to contemporary art that stretches from Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to Marina Abramovi&ć's performance art to today's biennale circuit and million-dollar auctions. Encountering a work of contemporary art, a viewer might ask, "What does it mean?" "Is it really art?" and "Why does it cost so much?" These are not the questions that E. H. Gombrich set out to answer in his magisterial The Story of Art. Contemporary art seems totally unlike what came before it, departing from the road map supplied by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, and other European masters. In The Story of Contemporary Art, Tony Godfrey picks up where Gombrich left off, offering a lively introduction to contemporary art that stretches from Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to Marina Abramovi&ć's performance art to today's biennale circuit and million-dollar auctions. Godfrey, a curator and writer on contemporary art, chronicles important developments in pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, installation art, performance art, and beyond.

Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty

Author: Robert Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317059018

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 3299

When scientists describe their results or insights as 'beautiful', are they using the term differently from when they use it of a landscape, music or another person? Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty re-examines the way in which seeing beauty in the world plays the key role in scientific advances, and argues that the reliance on such a personal point of view is ultimately justified by belief that we are made in the 'image of God', as Christian and Jewish believers assert. It brings a fresh voice to the ongoing debate about faith and science, and suggests that scientists have as much explaining to do as believers when it comes to the ways they reach their conclusions.

Annual Report

Author: Ohio State Board of Agriculture

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 1178

Includes abstract of the Proceedings of the county agricultural societies.

Artists and Their Studios

Author: Eamonn McCabe,Michael McNay

Publisher: Angela Patchell Books Ltd

ISBN: 1906245061

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1268

Meet and see famous contemporary artists at home in their studIos

Curious Lessons in the Museum

Author: Claire Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131715553X

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 3871

Amongst recent contemporary art and museological publications, there have been relatively few which direct attention to the distinct contributions that twentieth and twenty-first century artists have made to gallery and museum interpretation practices. There are fewer still that recognise the pedagogic potential of interventionist artworks in galleries and museums. This book fills that gap and demonstrates how artists have been making curious but, none-the-less, useful contributions to museum education and curation for some time. Claire Robins investigates in depth the phenomenon of artists' interventions in museums and examines their pedagogic implications. She also brings to light and seeks to resolve many of the contradictions surrounding artists' interventions, where on the one hand contemporary artists have been accused of alienating audiences and, on the other, appear to have played a significant role in orchestrating positive developments to the way that learning is defined and configured in museums. She examines the disruptive and parodic strategies that artists have employed, and argues for that they can be understood as part of a move to re-establish the museum as a discursive forum. This valuable book will be essential reading for students and scholars of museum studies, as well as art and cultural studies.