Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: Ubu Editora LTDA - ME
Arte e arquitetura nunca estiveram tão próximas como atualmente. Mas seria a mescla positiva? Em seu livro, Hal Foster critica o mau uso da arte na arquitetura e a obsessão em juntar as duas em projetos arrojados, mas esvaziados de sentido. Já a condição de complexo, cujas significações abrangem desde o léxico psicanalítico até a designação de grandes aparatos sociais – como um "complexo industrial-militar” –, é, segundo o autor, um aspecto definidor da cultura atual e permite compreender fatores sociais e econômicos do mundo contemporâneo. Grandes nomes da arquitetura atual, como Norman Foster e Renzo Piano, são os protagonistas da obra. A partir deles, Hal Foster identifica um "estilo global”, análogo ao Estilo Internacional da arquitetura moderna praticado por Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe e Walter Gropius. Se anteriormente os arquitetos se voltavam para a teoria, para Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, e outros escritórios contemporâneos, a arte passou a ser a inspiração primeira, embora seja utilizada apenas em termos de imagem em seus projetos. Em contraposição, a passagem da arte para a arquitetura é vista pelo autor de maneira mais positiva, sobretudo pela transição da ideia de objeto para a de espaço, como atesta a obra de Richard Serra. Clássico imediato de nossos dias, o livro é referência incontornável para o pensamento sobre a arte e a arquitetura contemporâneas e, nas palavras do próprio autor, "foi escrito em apoio a práticas que insistem na particularidade sensível da experiência no aqui e agora e que resistem à subjetividade atordoada e à sociabilidade atrofiada sustentadas pelo espetáculo.” Além do texto de Foster, a edição traz entrevista realizada pelo autor com o artista Richard Serra.
Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: Verso Books
Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano—analogous to the international style of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. More than any art, today’s global style conveys both the dreams and delusions of modernity. Foster demonstrates that a study of the “art-architecture complex” provides invaluable insight into broader social and economic trajectories in urgent need of analysis. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: Verso Books
One of the world’s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice Bad New Days examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five years, exploring their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror. Considering the work of artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tacita Dean, and Isa Genzken, and the writing of thinkers like Jacques Rancière, Bruno Latour, and Giorgio Agamben, Hal Foster shows the ways in which art has anticipated this condition, at times resisting the collapse of the social contract or gesturing toward its repair; at other times burlesquing it. Against the claim that art making has become so heterogeneous as to defy historical analysis, Foster argues that the critic must still articulate a clear account of the contemporary in all its complexity. To that end, he offers several paradigms for the art of recent years, which he terms “abject,” “archival,” “mimetic,” and “precarious.”
Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: Mit Press
Surrealism has long been seen as its founder, André Breton,wanted it to be seen: as amovement of love and liberation. In Compulsive Beauty, Foster reads surrealism from its other,darker side: as an art given over to the uncanny, to the compulsion to repeat and the drive towarddeath.To this end Foster first restages the difficult encounter of surrealism with Freudianpsychoanalysis, then redefines the crucial categories of surrealism - the marvelous, convulsivebeauty, objective chance - in terms of the Freudian uncanny,or the return of familar things madestrange by repression. Next, with the art of Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, and Alberto Giacomettiin mind, Foster develops a theory of the surrealist image as a working over of a primal fantasy.This leads him finally to propose as a summa of surrealism a body of work often shunted to itsmargins: the dolls of Hans Bellmer, so many traumatic tableaux that point to difficult connectionsnot only between sadism and masochism butal so between surrealism and fascism.At this pointCompulsive Beauty turns to the social dimension of the surrealist uncanny. First Foster reads thesurrealist repertoire of automatons and mannequins as a reflection on the uncanny processes ofmechanization and commodification. Then he considers the surrealist use of outmoded images as anattempt to work through the historical repression effected by these same processes. In a briefconclusion he discusses the fate of surrealism today ina world become surrealistic.Compulsive Beautynot only offers a deconstructive reading of surrealism, long neglected by Anglo-American arthistory, it also participates in a postmodern reconsideration of modernism, the dominant accounts ofwhich have obscured its involvements in desire and trauma, capitalist shock and technologicaldevelopment.Hal Foster is Associate Professor of Art History and Comparative Literature at CornellUniversity. He is an editor of the journal OCTOBER.
Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: MIT Press
Imagining a new self equal to the new art of modernism; primordial and futuristic fictions of origin in the work of Gauguin, Picasso, F. T. Marinetti, Max Ernst, and others.
Author: Otavio Leonidio
Publisher: Romano Guerra Editora LTDA
O terceiro livro da coleção "Pensamento da América Latina" reúne textos escritos por Otavio Leonidio a partir de 2005. Até agora dispersos, os textos tratam de três temas centrais: o pensamento e ação do grande ideólogo da arquitetura moderna brasileira - Lúcio Costa; a presença da arquitetura moderna brasileira na produção contemporânea (aqui representada pelas obras de Angelo Bucci, Christian de Portzamparc, Álvaro Siza e Lelé); e, finalmente, a complexa relação existente entre a arte e a arquitetura contemporâneas.
Author: Colette Dowling
Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency
Author: Álvaro Siza, Nuno Grande, Roberto Cremascoli
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
In response to the theme of the 2016 Venice Biennial, Portugal presented a site-specific pavilion occupying an urban front in the midst of physical and social regeneration on Giudecca, an archipelago just south of Venice. The pavilion exhibited four works by Pritzger Prize winner �lvaro Siza (born 1933) on the theme of social housing-Campo di Marte (Venice), Schilderswijk (The Hague), Schlesisches Tor (Berlin) and Bairro da Bou�a (Porto)-revealing his collaborative experience with the local inhabitants and unique understanding of the European city and citizenship. These projects resulted in the creation of neighborhood spaces aimed at a more tolerant, multicultural society, a subject important to the current European political agenda. This book unveils the curatorial process and the display of these works in Venice. Included are images of Siza's recent visits to the neighborhoods, plus a presentation of the changes triggered by immigration, ghettoization, gentrification and "touristification."
Author: Christiane Klapisch-Zuber
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Drawing on myriad sources--from the faint traces left by the rocking of a cradle at the site of an early medieval home to an antique illustration of Eve's fall from grace-this second volume in the celebrated series offers new perspectives on women of the past. Twelve distinguished historians from many countries examine the image of women in the masculine mind, their social condition, and their daily experience from the demise of the Roman Empire to the genesis of the Italian Renaissance. More than in any other era, a medieval woman's place in society was determined by men; her sexuality was perceived as disruptive and dangerous, her proper realm that of the home and cloister. The authors draw upon the writings of bishops and abbots, moralists and merchants, philosophers and legislators, to illuminate how men controlled women's lives. Sumptuary laws regulating feminine dress and ornament, pastoral letters admonishing women to keep silent and remain chaste, and learned treatises with their fantastic theories about women's physiology are fully explored in these pages. As adoration of the Virgin Mary reached full flower by the year 1200, ecclesiastics began to envision motherhood as a holy role; misogyny, however, flourished unrestrained in local proverbs, secular verses, and clerical thought throughout the period. Were women's fates sealed by the dictates of church and society? The authors investigate legal, economic, and demographic aspects of family and communal life between the sixth and the fifteenth centuries and bring to light the fleeting moments in which women managed to seize some small measure of autonomy over their lives. The notion that courtly love empowered feudal women is discredited in this volume. The pattern of wear on a hearthstone, fingerprints on a terra-cotta pot, and artifacts from everyday life such as scissors, thimbles, spindles, and combs are used to reconstruct in superb detail the commonplace tasks that shaped women's existence inside and outside the home. As in antiquity, male fantasies and fears are evident in art. Yet a growing number of women rendered visions of their own gender in sumptuous tapestries and illuminations. The authors look at the surviving texts of female poets and mystics and document the stirrings of a quiet revolution throughout the West, as a few daring women began to preserve their thoughts in writing.
Author: Simon Goddard
Publisher: Random House
He came from Outer Space... It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life – from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman’s short but eventful time on Planet Earth... and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.
Author: Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, Giselle Beiguelman
Publisher: Editora Peirópolis LTDA
This book discusses strategies and methodologies for the storage and preservation of digital art and processes of collections digitization, also including studies on the new forms of organization and availability of information in data visualization systems. Furthermore, Possible Futures presents case studies and reflections on the rise of database aesthetics and the emerging field of information curatorship. The book was published in a copublishing agreement with Edusp.
Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of 1st-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends. The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have been subordinated by Rome, and his nemesis Arbaces the still older culture of Egypt. Olinthus is the chief representative of the nascent Christian religion, which is presented favourably but not uncritically. The Witch of Vesuvius, though she has no supernatural powers, shows Bulwer-Lytton's interest in the occult - a theme which would emerge in his later writing, particularly The Coming Race.
Author: Starr Figura, Elizabeth C. Childs, Hal Foster, Erika Mosier
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Gauguin: Metamorphoses at The Museum of Modern Art, this volume explores the remarkable relationship between Paul Gauguins rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and his better-known paintings and sculptures in wood and ceramic. Created in several discreet bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguins experiments with a range of mediums, from radically primitive woodcuts that extend from the sculptural gouging of his carved wood reliefs, to jewel-like watercolour monotypes and large, mysterious transfer drawings. Richly illustrated with approximately 190 works in a range of mediums, Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the artists radically experimental approach to techniques and his pivotal place in the history of art. An introductory essay by Starr Figura considers the significance of Gauguins innovative printmaking and the relationship between his prints and works in painting and sculpture. Elizabeth Childs writes on Gauguins radical wood sculptures, using them as a touchstone from which to further investigate his peripatetic practice. An essay by Hal Foster addresses Gauguins primitivism and its aesthetic and cultural implications. An essay by Erika Mosier offers a conservators insights into Gauguins unusual printmaking techniques.