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Crary, Jonathan

Works: 67 works in 207 publications in 5 languages and 5,751 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF378.S45, 153.7
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Crary
Suspensions of perception attention, spectacle, and modern culture by Jonathan Crary ( )
40 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Suspensions of Perception is a major historical study of human attention and its volatile role in modern Western culture. It argues that the ways in which we intently look at or listen to anything result from crucial changes in the nature of perception that can be traced back to the second half of the nineteenth century." "Crary approaches these issues through analyses of works by three key modernist painters - Manet, Seurat, and Cezanne - who each engaged in a singular confrontation with the disruptions, vacancies, and rifts within a perceptual field. Each in his own way discovered that sustained attentiveness, rather than fixing or securing the world, led to perceptual disintegration and loss of presence, and each used this discovery as the basis for a reinvention of representation practices." "This book decisively relocates the problem of aesthetic contemplation within a broader collective encounter with the unstable nature of perception - in psychology, philosophy, neurology, early cinema, and photography. In doing so, it provides a historical framework for understanding the current social crisis of attention amid the accelerating metamorphoses of our contemporary technological culture."--BOOK JACKET
Techniques of the observer : on vision and modernity in the nineteenth century by Jonathan Crary ( Book )
43 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text considers the problem of visuality not through the study of art works and images, but by analyzing the historical construction of the observer. The author insists that the problems of vision are inseparable from the operation of social power and examines how, beginning in the 1820s, the observer became the site of new discourses and practices that situated vision within the body as a physiological event. In this context, he examines a range of diverse work in philosophy, in the empirical sciences, and in the elements of an emerging mass visual culture
Seurat at Gravelines : the last landscapes by Ellen Wardwell Lee ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorporations ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hall of mirrors : art and film since 1945 by Kerry Brougher ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art and Film Since 1945: Hall of Mirrors explores the complex and profound relationship between cinema and the visual arts in the postwar era. It examines how art has shifted toward film, how film has been influenced by art, and how the two have fused into new forms of artistic expression. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Art and Film features work by more than one hundred of the century's most remarkable filmmakers and artists, such as Joseph Cornell, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Richard Hamilton, Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, Raul Ruiz, John Baldessari, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Stan Douglas. The book's seven essays range widely over themes including Hollywood glamour and stardom, the experimental cinema of the sixties, the influence of psychoanalytic and feminist film theory on art, nostalgia for cinema's golden age, and presentiments of its fragmentation and death. The dialogue between art and film returns frequently to cinema's origins, splintering and re-arranging into new, self-reflexive experiences that highlight and subvert film practice
Alexis Rockman by Alexis Rockman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the intersection of science and art, documentary and fantasy, the beautiful and the grotesque lies the work of Alexis Rockman, whose meticulously rendered paintings fascinate, amuse, and alarm us - often simultaneously - as they explore the relationship between man and nature." "A native New Yorker who frequented the American Museum of Natural History as a boy, Rockman is inspired by botanical and zoological illustrations, as well as early-twentieth-century murals and dioramas. Yet his work goes beyond those genres to portray, with dark humor, a variety of mutated and mutant animals (such as square cows and featherless chickens), interspecies couplings, and macabre visions of a future world defined by man's interventions that are the result of genetic engineering, pollution, and a loss of biodiversity. Sometimes nature strikes back: in The Ecotourist, for instance, the artist wryly depicts his own decaying corpse lying in the rain forest as an array of exotic creatures come to feed on him." "This illustrated volume is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of Rockman's oeuvre, from his early works, such as the fascinating yet disquieting Aviary, in which birds perch against a blood red sky, to his more recent Expedition series, inspired by the artist's field studies in the rain forests of Brazil and Guyana. Rockman's intense palette is captured in full-color images - over 225 in all. Important large-scale works, such as A Recent History of the World (58 x 255 3/4 inches) and Evolution (96 x 288 inches), are reproduced here with foldout pages that convey the scope and detail of his paintings. Ancillary illustrations - everything from Albrecht Durer's Young Hare to production drawings from Willis O'Brien's King Kong (1933) - point up the eclectic influences that invigorate Rockman's art and thinking: science-fiction iconography, Dutch still lifes, special effects in film, and ideas about the sublime." "Complementing the visual documentation of Rockman's work is commentary by the artist himself, culled from interviews conducted especially for this volume. Three incisive essays further elucidate the scientific and artistic influences on Rockman's art; at the same time, the authors describe how Rockman has broken with those traditions to create a unique, powerful, and at times haunting vision of the collision between man and the natural world."--BOOK JACKET
24/7 : late capitalism and the ends of sleep by Jonathan Crary ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life. Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation
Manny Farber : about face by Manny Farber ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
IDubai by Joel Sternfeld ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Paris and its shopping arcades were to the 19th century, Dubai and its wondrous malls may be to the new millennium. The Baudelarian flâneur is replaced by the phoneur, a wired wanderer who uses the cell phone to text and call and access the Internet, all the while snapping digital images on the fly. If the arcades were representative of early capitalism, then perhaps the postmodern shopping playgrounds of Dubai are exemplars of advanced capitalism. With this in mind, when photographer Joel Sternfeld visited these malls in 2008, he documented them with the consumer fetish object of the moment--the iPhone. In the process, he achieves a very particular unity of form and content; the object that encapsulates the spirit of an era is used to document that era. Yet Sternfeld's iPhone camera also gets past mass media images of the Emirate to find a human component.--From publisher description
Aufmerksamkeit : Wahrnehmung und moderne Kultur by Jonathan Crary ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Techniken des Betrachters : Sehen und Moderne im 19. Jahrhundert by Jonathan Crary ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TV kultur : das Fernsehen in der Kunst seit 1879 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'art de l'observateur : vision et modernité au XIXe siècle by Jonathan Crary ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skulpturen, Fragmente : internationale Fotoarbeiten der 90er Jahre : 27. Mai bis 28. Juni 1992, Wiener Secession by Herta Wolf ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.M.W. Turner : the sun is God by J. M. W Turner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guan cha zhe de ji shu : lun shi jiu shi ji de shi jue yu xian dai xing by Jonathan Crary ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorporaciones ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vera Lutter : Battersea ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Dubai by Joel Sternfeld ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newton, Crary, Lutter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Crary, Jonathan Knight
Crary, Jonathan Knight ca. 20./21. Jh.
クレーリー, ジョナサン
English (124)
German (12)
French (3)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (2)