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Comparative vandalism : Asger Jorn and the artistic attitude to life

Author: Peter Shield
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate ; Copenhagen : Borgen, 1998.
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The Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-73), painter, draughtsman, potter and sculptor, was one of the most prominent figures of his generation in Europe. His characteristic paintings were spontaneous, using energetic brushstrokes, splashing and spotting with a wide-ranging palette. He was also a founder member of Cobra (1948-51) and subsequently several other international groupings, which coalesced in 1957 in the
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Shield, Peter.
Comparative vandalism.
Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate ; Copenhagen : Borgen, 1998
(OCoLC)605071109
Named Person: Asger Jorn; Asger Jorn; Asger Jorn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Shield
ISBN: 1859284434 9781859284438 8721007403 9788721007409
OCLC Number: 36847765
Notes: "A study of Asger Jorn's attempt to formulate 'the first complete revision of the existing philosophical system' from the standpoint of the artist in the period 1961-67."
Description: xxii, 224 pages, 15 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Shield.

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Combines an examination of Danish artist Asger Jorn's attempt to rewrite philosophy from the point of view of an artist, with an intellectual biography of Jorn in the early 1960s. The material  Read more...

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