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Minimal Objects in Microsound

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Unlike the genres profiled in chapters 1 and 2, other forms of electronic music treat sound not as a sign but as an object, an entity with no preexisting semantic content. chapter 3 looks at the ... More


Introduction: Meaning’s Work

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introduction defines key terms—air, framing, incorporation—to contextualize the debates about meaning, autonomy, and politics that structure the book, while also setting out a map of its ... More


The Durational Turn: Absorption and the Specificity of Temporality

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The second chapter elaborates further on Fried's theory and its negative reception and provides a critical overview of Fried's controversial theory and its ideological ramifications by questioning ... More


Deeptime: Breath and the Look of Non-Art

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter charts a chronological parallel between Samuel Beckett’s piece Breath (1969), as a representative piece of minimalism in the theatre (one of the shortest stage pieces ever written ... More


Neoliberal Aesthetics

Walter Benn Michaels

in The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226210261
eISBN:
9780226210438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210438.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

What Michael Fried describes as the absorptive tradition in modern art privileges the artist’s refusal to perform for the beholder, a tradition that is radicalized in the mid-twentieth century by the ... More


Introduction: In the Same Breath − From the Black Box to the White Cube and Beyond

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This section introduces a critical framework that discusses the interplay and interconnectedness of media and the dynamic tension between theatricality and the visual arts in the spectrum of ... More


Jeff Wall’s Picture for Women (1979) and The Destroyed Room (1978): colonizing the space of gendered discourse

Leah Modigliani

in Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This analysis of two of Jeff Wall's most important early photographic transparencies highlights the fact that his subject matter can be understood as a male artist's control of what is imagined as ... More


Temporality and Ideology: Qualities of Motion in Seventeenth-Century French Music

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“Temporality and Ideology” considers the timeless mode of temporality cultivated in many cultural forms in seventeenth-century France, but with a special focus on the keyboard music of Jean-Henry ... More


“This America, Man”: Tragic Reconciliation, Television, and

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter gives a close reading of HBO’s The Wire, arguing that the show powerfully engages with themes of absorption and theatricality (as these are understood in the work of art historian ... More


Thinking with the Heart: Sirk and Pictorial Reception

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 ("Thinking with the Heart: Sirk and Pictorial Reception) analyses some of the still moments that have been built into many of this director's most arresting cinematic tableaux in relation ... More


Through a Lens, Darkly: Texts and Images

Françoise Meltzer

in Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter produces an initial discussion of photography and how the viewer’s gaze is constructed by photographic images of war ruins that are more than seventy years old. It considers several ... More


In the Condition of Modernism: Philosophy, Literature, and The Sacred Fount

Kristin Boyce

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Boyce begins with the familiar thought that literary art that enters the condition of modernism also enters the condition of philosophy in the sense that what literature is becomes a necessary ... More


Invisible Traces: Postscript on Thomas Demand

Margaret Iversen

in Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226370026
eISBN:
9780226370330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Photography

Demand’s practice of photographing three-dimensional models of photographic documents is supposedly aimed at subverting notions of photographic indexicality and automaticity. Michael Fried, for ... More


Introduction

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The introduction sets forth the double aim of the book: to present the different kinds of letters and postal systems available in Dürer’s time, and to propose a way of thinking about the ... More


Conclusion: Situating the Spectator

Giorgio Biancorosso

in Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780195374711
eISBN:
9780190493202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374711.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The chief heuristic of Situated Listening is what art historian Michael Fried calls the primacy of the “single dramatic imperative.” Such a heuristic entails a focus on dramatic situations on the one ... More


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