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Formless : a user's guide

Author: Yve-Alain Bois; Rosalind E Krauss
Publisher: New York : Zone, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The aim of this work is to explore the power of the "informe". The authors introduce a new set of concepts into our understanding of avante-garde and modernist art practices. A new map of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yve-Alain Bois; Rosalind E Krauss
ISBN: 0942299434 9780942299434
OCLC Number: 60141362
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: the use value of "formless". Base materialism: abattoir; base materialism; cadaver; dialectic; entropy; figure. Horizontality: Gestalt; horizontality; isotropy; jeu lugubre; Kitsch; liquid words. Pulse: "moteur"; no to... the informel; no to...Joseph Beuys; Olympia; part object; pulse. Entropy: qualities (without); ray guns; sweats of the hippo; threshold; uncanny; very slow; water closet; x marks the spot; yo-yo; zone. Conclusion: the destiny of the informe.
Responsibility: Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss.

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