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Synopsis: By the end of the eighteenth century a sense of anxiety and crisis began to preoccupy European writers and artists in their relationship to the heroic past, from antiquity on. The grandness of that intellectual tradition could no longer fit into the framework of the present, and artists felt overwhelmed by the magnitude of past heroic accomplishment.
Beginning with artists such as Fuseli, this was soon reflected in artistic representation. The partial image, the "crop," fragmentation, ruin and mutilation - all expressed nostalgia and grief for the loss of a vanished totality, a utopian wholeness. Often, such feelings were expressed in deliberate destructiveness and this became the new way of seeing: the notion of the modern. The "crop" constituted a distinctively modern view of the world, the essence of modernity itself.
The French Revolution was not only an historical event that instituted and canonized deliberate fragmentation, but also in some cases the reverse: Jacques-Louis David and other Neo-classical artists tried, at least allegorically and metaphorically, to repair the broken link with the perceived wholeness of the past.
In The Body in Pieces, Linda Nochlin traces these developments as they have been expressed in representations of the human figure - fragmented, mutilated and fetishistic - by looking at work produced by artists from Neo-classicism and Romanticism to the Impressionists, the Post-Impressionists, the Surrealists and beyond.
About the Author: Linda Nochlin is Professor of Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Title: The Body in Pieces: The Fragment As a ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
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Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2844674317
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Book Description Thames And Hudson., London., 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The 26th Walter Neurath Lecture at the National Gallery. 55 illustrations on 64 pages. Fine in a near fine wrapper. Small named owner under front flap John J. Gibson (Onetime Art Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute). Small slim quarto. 1994. Seller Inventory # 2483
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Book Description Thames & Hudson 1994, 1994. 22 x16cm, 64pp, b&w illustrations, clothbound hardcover in slipcase. presentations copy, very good+ Transcript of the twenty-sixth Walter Neurath memorial lecture. Seller Inventory # 149022
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