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Picturing Us : African American Identity in Photography

Rosalind E. Krauss

ISBN 10: 0756798078 / ISBN 13: 9780756798079
Published by DIANE Publishing Company
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Title: Picturing Us : African American Identity in ...

Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

Binding: Hardcover

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Was Picasso a modern Midas who not only turned the trash of everyday life into the gold of Cubist collage but also gave new value to the work of the Old Masters? Or was he a counterfeiter who mercilessly raided the styles of others? Krauss suggests that the reason we still ask these questions is that modernism itself is a hall of mirrors in which counterfeit & genuine are two sides of the same condition. Revealing Picasso s collage as a vertiginous play of voices, she shows that no single voice is authentic, no single voice sanctioned by its author. Picasso s pastiche of other artists is brilliantly brought into focus as the sublimated underbelly of Cubism itself, refashioned in the bright, clean style of the master s neoclassicism. Illustrated.

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Rosalind E. Krauss, University Professor at Columbia University and an editor and cofounder of October magazine, is the author of The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths (1985), The Optical Unconscious (1993), The Picasso Papers (1999), and Bachelors (1999), all published by the MIT Press, and coauthor (with Yve-Alain Bois) of Formless: A User's Guide (Zone Books, 1997).

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