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The enigmatic body : essays on the arts

Author: Jean Louis Schefer; Paul Smith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Enigmatic Body: Essays on the Arts by Jean Louis Schefer presents for the first time in English a selection of essays from the work of one of the most important French theorists of today. The essays represent the whole of Schefer's career - from the 1960s, when he was influenced by structuralism, to his more lyrical and autobiographical work of the 1990s, which meditate on the role of the spectator in relation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Jean-Louis Schefer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Louis Schefer; Paul Smith
ISBN: 0521372046 9780521372046 0521378257 9780521378253
OCLC Number: 31412180
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Paul Smith --
Preface / Jean Louis Schefer --
1. Spilt Color/Blur --
2. On the Object of Figuration --
3. Thanatography/Skiagraphy --
4. The Plague --
5. Someone Writing --
6. Roland Barthes --
7. Light and Its Prey --
8. Cinema --
9. On La Jetee --
10. Cy Twombly: Uncertainty Principle --
11. What Are Red Things?
Series Title: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: by Jean-Louis Schefer ; edited and translated by Paul Smith.
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This volume presents some of the most original interpretations of art available. The selection represents the whole of Jean-Louis Schefer's career, from the 1960s, when he was influenced by  Read more...

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