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Art Power And Modernity

Author : Gordon Fyfe
language : en
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date : 2001-01-01

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Hwo did the rise of metropolitan art institutions influence modernism and the modernisation of art in England? This volume explores the artist as creator, notions of class and taste, and the power of institutions to affect creativity and artistic expression. Topics discussed include the radicalism of engravers and how their claim to be artists is an important and negkected aspect of the nineteenth-century art world; and how the aesthetic dispute over the Chantrey Bequest epitomized conflicts of taste, cultural independence, and interdependence between opposed art institutions and the Treasury.

Brushes With Power

Author : Richard Curt Kraus
language : en
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1991-07-24

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Explores the interplay of politics and the art of writing in China today to explain the complex relationship between tradition and modernity in Chinese culture.

Marine Painting In Britain 1650 1850

Author : Sarah Monks
language : en
Release Date : 2012-09-28

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A skillful reevaluation of the marginalized genre of marine painting, this study considers the production, reception, and institutions of marine imagery through the critical lens of the social history of eighteenth-century British art. The "sea piece," long regarded as of little scholarly importance, is read in the light of politics, patronage, display culture, and the practices of maritime commerce and warfare. Sarah Monks examines the history of British marine art from the arrival in England of Willem van de Velde to the death of J.M.W. Turner—the period in which "British art" coalesced as an identifiable and increasingly self-conscious category of artistic production. This book therefore describes the trajectory of marine art as it emerged and proliferated within the culture with which, from the 1650s, it was most associated: Britain, the dominant maritime power. Informed by eighteenth-century British art's relation to the histories of empire and colonialism, the volume looks closely at the varied ways in which artists attempted to represent maritime space and the forms of commercial, naval, imperial and artistic power with which it was associated. Extensive use of primary sources, particularly exhibition reviews, provides a rich repository of archival sources for other scholars of the period.

Totalitarian Art And Modernity

Author : Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen
language : en
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Release Date : 2010

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In spite of the steadily expanding concept of art in the Western world, art made in twentieth-century totalitarian regimes û notably Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and the communist East Bloc countries û is still to a surprising degree excluded from main stream art history and the exhibits of art museums. In contrast to earlier art made to promote princely or ecclesiastical power, this kind of visual culture seems to somehow not fulfill the category of 'true' art, instead being marginalised as propaganda for politically suspect regimes. Totalitarian Art and Modernity wants to modify this displacement, comparing totalitarian art with modernist and avant-garde movements; confronting their cultural and political embeddings; anti writing forth their common genealogies. Its eleven articles include topics as varied as: the concept of totalitarianism and totalitarian art, totalitarian exhibitions, monuments and architecture, forerunners of totalitarian art in romanticism and heroic realism, and diverse receptions of totalitarian art In democratic cultures.

The Art Of Power

Author : Diego A. von Vacano
language : en
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date : 2007-01-01

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Offering a challenge to traditional political theory, this work provides the interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics.

Heidegger S Confrontation With Modernity

Author : Michael E. Zimmerman
language : en
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date : 1990-05-22

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"Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account... of Heidegger's views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism.... One of the most important books on Heidegger in recent years." -- John D. Caputo "... superb... " -- Thomas Sheehan, The New York Review of Books "... thorough and complex... " -- Choice "... excellent guide to Heidegger as eco-philosopher." -- Radical Philosophy "... engrossing, rich in substance... makes clear Heidegger's importance for the issue of technology, ethics, and politics." -- Religious Studies Review The relation between Martin Heidegger's understanding of technology and his affiliation with and conception of National Socialism is the leading idea of this fascinating and revealing book. Zimmerman shows that the key to the relation between Heidegger's philosophy and his politics was his concern with the nature of working and production.

Asian Modernities

Author : John Clark
language : en
Publisher: Power Publications Incorporated (FL)
Release Date : 2010

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A groundbreaking comparison of two contemporary Asian cultures which defines a space for Asian modernity without reference to Europe or the US. Based on John Clark's extensive primary research, Asian Modernities develops theoretical perspectives on genealogies of modernity and the twin phenomena of globalisation and transnational artistic identity. Highly illustrated throughout, this study combines critical examination with close attention to visual material.