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What is research in the visual arts? : obsession, archive, encounter

Author: Michael Ann Holly; Marquard Smith; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
Publisher: Williamstown, Mass. : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2008.
Series: Clark studies in the visual arts.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on the 2007 Clark Conference, What Is Research in the Visual Arts? explores fundamental questions, both philosophical and practical, for those working with visual art. What is research, why and how do we do it, and what place does it have in art making and the understanding of art today? Thirteen authors consider the pleasures, passions, and dangers of research and its attendant obsessions and encounters with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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What is research in the visual arts?
Williamstown, Mass. : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608572570
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ann Holly; Marquard Smith; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
ISBN: 9780931102806 0931102804 9780300134131 0300134134
OCLC Number: 223871567
Notes: "This publication is based on the proceedings of the Clark Conference ... held 27 and 28 April 2007 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxvi, 215 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why "What Is Research in the Visual Arts?: Obsession, Archive, Encounter"? / Marquard Smith x --
Part 1 Encounters and Obsessions --
What Is Research in Art History, Anyway? / Michael Ann Holly 3 --
Seeing Ghosts: The Turn of the Screw and Art History / Alexander Nemerov 13 --
Dead Stock: The Researcher as Collector of Failed Goods / Celeste Olalquiaga 33 --
The Work of Research: Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through / Joanne Morra 47 --
Archival Obsessions and Obsessive Archives / Ernst van Alphen 65 --
Our Monstrous Double: The Dream of Research in "Outsider Art History" / Marc Gotlieb 85 --
Part 2 The World and the Archive --
Factory of Facts: Research as Obsession with the Scent of History / Serge Guilbaut 105 --
The Artwork, the Archive, and the Living Moment / Alex Potts 119 --
Cut the Bean: Curiosity and Research in the Pages of Cabinet Magazine / Sina Najafi 138 --
The Scholar and the Fan / Reva Wolf 158 --
The Abu Ghraib Archive / W.J.T. Mitchell 168 --
The World Archive and Universal Research / Akira Mizuta Lippit 183 --
Research Practice: New Words on Cold Cases / Mieke Bal 196.
Series Title: Clark studies in the visual arts.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Ann Holly and Marquard Smith.
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A collection of essays, which explore the remarkable nature of art historians' personal, political, aesthetic, creative, and emotive curiosity and the process of doing research in the archive,  Read more...

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