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Refiguring the spiritual : Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy

Author: Mark C Taylor
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Religion, culture, and public life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that contemporary art has lost its way. With the art market now mirroring the art of finance, many artists create works solely for the purpose of luring investors and inspiring trade among hedge funds and private equity firms. When art becomes a financial instrument, grounded in nothing but itself, it loses its critical edge. Its commoditization, corporatization, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Taylor, Mark C., 1945-
Refiguring the spiritual.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011041750
Named Person: Joseph Beuys; Joseph Beuys
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Taylor
ISBN: 9780231527774 0231527772
OCLC Number: 794494059
Notes: Two columns to the page.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 p. [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Series Title: Religion, culture, and public life.
Responsibility: Mark C. Taylor.

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Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that contemporary art has lost its way. With the art market now mirroring the art of finance, many artists create works solely for the purpose of luring investors and inspiring trade among hedge funds and private equity firms. When art becomes a financial instrument, grounded in nothing but itself, it loses its critical edge. Its commoditization, corporatization, and financialization rob us of necessary perspective. Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy are artists who differ in style, yet they all defy the trends that.

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By its inventive hybridization of traditional academic specialties, Mark C. Taylor's work as a whole has forced questions which few other present-day writers, especially in America, have been able to Read more...

 
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