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Author: Yve-Alain Bois; Rosalind E Krauss; Centre Georges Pompidou.
Publisher: New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by MIT Press, 1997.
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Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss convincingly introduce a new constellation of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed it in the interest of privileging formal mastery, and they assess its destiny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bois, Yve Alain.
Formless.
New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by MIT Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605290256
Named Person: Georges Bataille; Georges Bataille; Georges Bataille; Georges Bataille
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yve-Alain Bois; Rosalind E Krauss; Centre Georges Pompidou.
ISBN: 0942299434 9780942299434 0942299442 9780942299441
OCLC Number: 36011599
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held May 21-Aug. 26, 1996, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Description: 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Use Value of "Formless" --
Base Materialism. Abattoir. Base Materialism. Cadaver. Dialectic. Entropy. Figure --
Horizontality. Gestalt. Horizontality. Isotropy. Jeu Lugubre. Kitsch. Liquid Words --
Pulse. "Moteur!" No to ... the Informel. No to ... Joseph Beuys. Olympia. Part Object. Pulse --
Entropy. Qualities (Without). Ray Guns. Sweats of the Hippo. Threshole. Uncanny. Very Slow. Water Closet. X Marks the Spot. Yo-yo. Zone. Conclusion: The Destiny of the Informe.
Other Titles: Informe.
Responsibility: Yve-Alain Bois, Rosalind E. Krauss.

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Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss convincingly introduce a new constellation of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed it in the interest of privileging formal mastery, and they assess its destiny within current artistic production.

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