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Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Sebastian Zeidler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. This book ... More


Set in Stone

Robert DeCaroli

in Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religion and the Formation of Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195168389
eISBN:
9780199835133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168380.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Images of popular demigods and minor deities are shown to dominate the decoration of early Buddhist sites to the exclusion of almost any other subject matter. In particular, an iconographic study of ... More


American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Peter J. Holliday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition examines the mythologizing of California as a Mediterranean haven recalling ancient Greece or Rome. It explores how Californians shaped their ... More


Carl Einstein: A Life

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction presents a summary of Carl Einstein's life. Einstein was born on April 26, 1885, in the provincial town of Neuwied in southwest Germany. He received a humanistic education at two ... More


Carl Einstein: An Introduction

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction discusses Carl Einstein's literature, political militancy, and philosophy as well as his career in art criticism and art history. Einstein was an enigma not only to postwar ... More


Sculpture Ungrounded

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines how the groundlessness of language is converted into a tool for describing the groundlessness of art by focusing on Negro Sculpture (1915), Carl Einstein's text on visual art. ... More


Royal Sculpture at the Onset of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Jack A. Josephson

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166181
eISBN:
9781617975448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter considers the difficulties of dating uninscribed and unprovenanced ancient Egyptian sculpture, by examining stylistic characteristics. The author explores this issue through the example ... More


Dirty Pretty Things: The Racial Grotesque and Contemporary Art<sup>1</sup>

Michael B. Gillespie

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the use of the “racial grotesque” as a satiric technique in several recent works in a variety of media, including sculpture and internet videos. This chapter argues that the ... More


<i>Alph-Art</i>, B-Movies, Cast Corpses: Death-by-Sculpture and Hergé’s Middle Ground

Vanessa Meikle Schulman

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter works through anxieties of representation and authenticity as represented in Hergé’s final work, the incomplete and posthumously published Tintin and Alph-Art (1986). This essay places ... More


Forms of potential: reading Lawrence Weiner

Katie L. Price

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

Despite the fact that since 1968, American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s primary medium has been language, he prefers to call his works sculptures rather than poems. Implying that his works are ... More


Cultures in Cyberspace: Communications System Design as Social Sculpture

Anna Couey

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Cultures in Cyberspace was a temporary communications network organized by the author in 1992 to connect five culturally diverse online communities in conversation: American Indian ... More


The Fruits of the 1921–23 Expedition

Minna Törmä

in Enchanted by Lohans: Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139842
eISBN:
9789888268405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

When Sirén returned from his long Chinese sojourn to Europe in the spring of 1923, he made Paris his base. His acquisitions of Chinese objects were exhibited at the Musée Cernuschi. The collection ... More


Language Lessons and Curio Dealers

Minna Törmä

in Enchanted by Lohans: Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139842
eISBN:
9789888268405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

After working for few years in the museum at the Nationalmuseum, Sirén was able to convince his superior Axel Gauffin that a museum which wished to follow its time needed acquiring Asian art. Thus, ... More


The Lacking Sense of Cinema: Aleksandr Proshkin’s <i>The Miracle</i> (2009)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Miracle documents the introduction of the symbolic into the real by means of sensing the lack, or in Lacan’s terms, the lack-of-being. The lost object—whether voice, memory or senses—is the ... More


The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

Ben Russell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656394
eISBN:
9780191765193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656394.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The use of stone in vast quantities is a ubiquitous and defining feature of the material culture of the Roman world. In this volume, Russell provides a new and wide-ranging examination of the ... More


t for Tower

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rilke served as an assistant to sculptor Auguste Rodin in 1902. He learned with work ethic from the great sculptor and also tried to emulate in language what Rodin did in metal and stone.


John Grierson: From the Poster Movement to the Informational State

Scott Anthony

in The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402217
eISBN:
9781474421959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Much critical writing on the British 'documentary film movement' has tended to examine Grierson's legacy in terms of issues of 'realism', politics and ideology. In contrast, this chapter focuses on ... More


Excursus: Pygmalion

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This excursus tackles the Ovidian figure of Pygmalion, alongside his work of art, a sculpture of the goddess Galatea. The chapter traces the deployment of the Pygmalion myth, since the mid-eighteenth ... More


James Joyce’s Epidermic Adventures

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joyce’s Ulysses may be read as a book concerned with the capabilities, as well as the potential fallibility, of the human skin. This chapter reads Ulysses as a collection of epidermic adventures, ... More


D. H. Lawrence: Blind Touch in a Visual Culture

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Returning to the concept and experience of blindness introduced in chapter 2, this chapter considers D. H. Lawrence’s touch-obsessed oeuvre by looking at the short novel St. Mawr (1925), and then at ... More


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