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The Picture in Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation / Edition 2

The Picture in Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation / Edition 2

by Mark C. Taylor


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A rich exploration of the possibilities of representation after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new study charts the logic and continuity of Mark Tansey's painting by considering the philosophical ideas behind Tansey's art. Taylor examines how Tansey uses structuralist and poststructuralist thought as well as catastrophe, chaos, and complexity theory to create paintings that please the eye while provoking the mind. Taylor's clear accounts of thinkers ranging from Plato, Kant, and Hegel to Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and de Man will be an invaluable contribution to students and teachers of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226791296
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Edition description: 1
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His most recent book is After God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

1. Picturing Painting
2. Re-presenting Representation
3. Sutures of Structures
4. Painting Under Erasure
5. Figuring Complexity
6. Transitions
References for Paintings

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