(0)
 
Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths
by Rosalind E. Krauss

Overview -

Co-founder and co-editor of October magazine, a veteran of Artforum of the 1960s and early 1970s, Rosalind Krauss has presided over and shared in the major formulation of the theory of postmodernism.In this challenging collection of fifteen essays, most of which originally appeared in October, she explores the ways in which the break in style that produced postmodernism has forced a change in our various understandings of twentieth-century art, beginning with the almost mythic idea of the avant-garde.  Read more...


 
Paperback - Revised Ed.
  • Retail Price: $36.95
  • $22.74
    (Save 38%)

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock. Usually ships within 24 hours.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 30 copies from $19.00
 
 
 

More About Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths by Rosalind E. Krauss
 
 
 
Overview

Co-founder and co-editor of October magazine, a veteran of Artforum of the 1960s and early 1970s, Rosalind Krauss has presided over and shared in the major formulation of the theory of postmodernism.In this challenging collection of fifteen essays, most of which originally appeared in October, she explores the ways in which the break in style that produced postmodernism has forced a change in our various understandings of twentieth-century art, beginning with the almost mythic idea of the avant-garde. Krauss uses the analytical tools of semiology, structuralism, and poststructuralism to reveal new meanings in the visual arts and to critique the way other prominent practitioners of art and literary history write about art. In two sections, "Modernist Myths" and "Toward Postmodernism," her essays range from the problem of the grid in painting and the unity of Giacometti's sculpture to the works of Jackson Pollock, Sol Lewitt, and Richard Serra, and observations about major trends in contemporary literary criticism.Rosalind E. Krauss is Professor of Art History at Hunter College.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780262610469
  • ISBN-10: 0262610469
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • Publish Date: July 1986
  • Page Count: 319
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP


Related Categories

Books > Art > History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION