Painting as Model

Painting as Model
Author: Yve-Alain Bois
Publisher: The MIT Press
Language: English
Pages: 358
Size: 17.5 x 22.9 cm
Weight: 780 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780262521802
Availability: In stock
Price: €45.00
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Informed by both structuralism and poststructuralism, these essays by art critic and historian Yve Alain Bois seek to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse. Warning against the uncritical adoption of theoretical fashions and equally against the a priori rejection of all theory, Bois argues that theory is best employed in response to the specific demands of a critical problem. The essays lucidly demonstrate the uses of various theoretical approaches in conjunction with close reading of both paintings and texts.