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Potential images : ambiguity and indeterminacy in modern art

Author: Dario Gamboni
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this exploration of art of the modern period, Dario Gamboni explores the sources, intentions and effects associated with ambiguous images by examining the viewer's degree of participation, the nature of the latent of 'potential' image and its relation to issues of representation and abstraction. He also draws on disciplines as diverse as psychology, semiotics, literary theory, the art of the insane and popular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gamboni, Dario.
Potential images.
London : Reaktion, 2002
(OCoLC)606635169
Named Person: Paul Cézanne; Marcel Duchamp; James Ensor; Paul Gauguin; Wassily Kandinsky; Odilon Redon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dario Gamboni
ISBN: 186189113X 9781861891136 1861891490 9781861891495
OCLC Number: 47675712
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The 'sense of mystery' --
I. Ambiguity and indeterminacy --
II. From the origins to the classical age --
III. From the Enlightenment to Impressionism --
IV. Redon, Ensor, Seurat --
V. Gauguin, Pont-Aven and the Nabis --
VI. At the turn of the century --
VII. Cubism, Abstraction and Readymade --
VIII. In the society of images --
IX. In the company of words --
X. In the world of ideas --
XI. Between two wars --
XII. Ambiguity after Modernism --
Conclusion: Redistributions of authority.
Responsibility: Dario Gamboni ; [translated by Mark Treharne].

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