Public Intimacy Architecture and the Visual Arts

ISBN-10: 0262524651
ISBN-13: 9780262524650
Edition: 2007
Authors: Giuliana Bruno
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In his thoughtful collection of essays on the relationship of architecture and the arts, Giuliana Bruno addresses the crucial role that architecture plays in the production of art and the making of public intimacy. As art melts into spatial construction and architecture mobilizes artistic vision, Bruno argues, a new moving space--a screen of vital cultural memory--has come to shape our visual culture. Taking on the central topic of museum culture, Bruno leads the reader on a series of architectural promenades from modernity to our times. Through these "museum walks," she demonstrates how artistic collection has become a culture of recollection, and examines the public space of the pavilion as reinvented in the moving-image art installation of Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson. Investigating the intersection of science and art, Bruno looks at our cultural obsession with techniques of imaging and its effect on the privacy of bodies and space. She finds in the work of artist Rebecca Horn a notable combination of the artistic and the scientific that creates an architecture of public intimacy. Considering the role of architecture in contemporary art that refashions our "lived space"--and the work of contemporary artists including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum, and Guillermo Kuitca--Bruno argues that architecture is used to define the frame of memory, the border of public and private space, and the permeability of exterior and interior space. Architecture, Bruno contends, is not merely a matter of space, but an art of time.

Giuliana Bruno is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film, winner of the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz award for "the world's best book on the moving image," and Streetwalking on a Ruined Map, winner of the 1993 Kovacs prize for best book in film studies.

Foreword
Acknowledments
Recollected Spaces
Collection and Recollection
On Film Itineraries and Museum Walks
Modernist Ruins, Filmic Archaeologies
Jane and Louise Wilson's A Free and Anonymous Monument
Scientific Scenographies
The Architecture of Science in Art
An Anatomy Lesson
Mind Works
Rebecca Horn's Interior Art
Fabrics of Time
Fashions of Living
Intimacy in Art and Film
Architects of Time
Reel Duration from Warhol to Tsai Ming-liang
Notes
Index

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