Item description for Seams: Art as a Philosophical Context (Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture) by Stephen Melville & Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe...
Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe brings to Melville's work the insight not only of an art critic and theorist, but of a practicing artist as well. Navigating through the complexity of contemporary thought and philosophy, Gilbert-Rolfe unravels the Gordian knot of the diverse discourses that circumscribe Melville's views, revealing the practicality and clarity of Melville's speculative narratives. Stephen Melville is one of the most thoughtful critics to emerge in recent years. He has applied the tools developed by Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan to the problems of contemporary art. With his roots in Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, he reopens questions of art's reception, interpretation, and commentary. Not only does he articulate the limitations of these categories, and how they are set into motion-stasis and balance are not the goal. He demonstrates how the territory of each of these discourses is maintained by their relationship to one another. Melville's texts not only represent the complexity of his subjec
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1996
ISBN 9057010216 ISBN13 9789057010217
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More About Stephen Melville & Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
Stephen Melville is Professor of the History of Art at Ohio State University.