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Uncontrollable beauty : toward a new aesthetics

Author: Bill Beckley; David Shapiro
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press : School of Visual Arts, ©1998.
Series: Aesthetics today.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Debates on the role of beauty in twentieth-century art and culture"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Beckley; David Shapiro
ISBN: 1880559900 9781880559901 1581151969 9781581151961
OCLC Number: 38963416
Description: xxiv, 423 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Generosity and the black swan / Bill Beckley --
Preface / David Shapiro --
Le livre est sur la table / John Ashbery --
On perfection, coherence, and unity of form and content / Meyer Schapiro --
Enter the dragon: on the vernacular of beauty / Dave Hickey --
Beauty and morality / Arthur C. Danto --
Beauty and the contemporary sublime / Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe --
Notes on beauty / Peter Schjeldahl --
Contratemplates / Marjorie Welish --
A sign of beauty / Robert C. Morgan --
On Platonic cosmetics / Jacqueline Lichtenstein --
Freud with Kant? The enigma of pleasure / Hubert Damisch --
Arousal by image / David Freedberg --
Doctor lawyer Indian chief: "Primitivism" in Twentieth-century art at the Museum of Modern Art in 1984 / Thomas McEvilley --
On "Doctor lawyer Indian chief ..." / letters by William Rubin and Kirk Varnedoe with a reply by Thomas McEvilley --
On "Doctor lawyer Indian chief": part II / a letter by William Rubin with a reply by Thomas McEvilley --
On the claims and critics of the "Primitivism" show / Kirk Varnedoe --
The practice of beauty / James Hillman --
Ode to Willem de Kooning / Frank O'Hara --
Venus unveiled: De Kooning's melodrama of vulgarity / Donald Kuspit --
The mind and body of the dreamer / John Yau --
Mondrian's secret / David Shapiro --
A conversation between Julia Kristeva and Ariane Lopez-Huici / Julia Kristeva and Ariane Lopez-Huici --
Sunday afternoons: a conversation and a remark on beauty / Louise Bourgeois --
Sentences on the House and other sentences / John Hejduk --
Aunts / Max Fierst --
On beauty / Kenneth Koch --
An aesthetic of the cool / Robert Farris Thompson --
The violet hour: an essay on beauty / Carter Ratcliff --
Beauty is the mystery of life / Agnes Martin.
Series Title: Aesthetics today.
Responsibility: edited by Bill Beckley with David Shapiro.

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