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By Rosenkranz, Karl; Translated by Pop, Andrei; Widrich, Mechtild
The first ever English translation of a key text in the history of art and aesthetics
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Edited by Pop, Andrei; Widrich, Mechtild
Ugliness is very much alive in the history of art. From ritual invocations of mythic monsters to the scare tactics of the early twentieth-century avant-garde, from the cabinet of curiosities to the identity politics of today, the ugly has been every bit as active as the beautiful..., and often much more of a reality - Why then has it been so neglected? This book seeks to remedy this oversight through both broad theoretical reflection and concrete case studies of ugliness in various historical and cultural contexts. The protagonists range from cooks to psychoanalysts, from war prostheses to plates of asparagus, on a world stage stretching from ancient Athens to Singapore today. Drawing across disciplinary and cultural boundaries, the writers illuminate why ugliness, associated over the millennia with negative categories ranging from sin and stupidity to triviality and boredom, remains central to art and cultural practice.Read more
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Edited by Basel, Kunstmuseum; Mendes Burgi, Bernhard; Text by Christ, Emanuel; Widrich, Mechtild
A new building for art by Christ & Gantenbein
By Widrich, Mechtild; Series edited by Jones, Amelia; Meskimmon, Marsha; Other Hirst, Bethan
Argues the conceptual significance of performance, and of a performative model of art, to the revival of the monument in the wake of the Second World War, the Holocaust and the fall of the Eastern bloc
Edited by Stierli, Martino; Widrich, Mechtild
Features new research and original contributions to modern and contemporary art and architectural history and theory by distinguished scholars in field.
By Wodiczko, Krzysztof; Edited by Jarzombek, Mark; Widrich, Mechtild
City of Refuge is artist Krzysztof Wodiczko's ambitious proposal to create a literal memorial for the 9/11 attacks, fusing politics and passion and showing a unique commitment to resistance.
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