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Art and Ventriloquism

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ISBN-10: 0415370590

ISBN-13: 9780415370592

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Goldblatt, Garry Hagberg, Saul Ostrow

List price: $170.00
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In his intriguing new book, David Goldblatt examines what he calls "the complex logic of ventriloquism" and its relationship with art, philosophy and the artistic process. In the conversational exchange between ventriloquist and dummy, Goldblatt recognizes a speaking in other voices, illusion without deception, talking to oneself, effacing oneself as speaker, being beside oneself - the ancient Greek notion of Ecstasisi - and the animation of inanimate objects as an unabashed anthropomorphism. Like ventriloqual dummies, artworks take on personalities, characters of their own, often saying what the artist herself would or could not say in voices distinct from her (our) daily modes of…    
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Book details

List price: $170.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Preface
Acknowledgments
Critical commentary
Bergen and McCarthy: the logic of an act
Nietzsche and ventriloquism
Self-spacing: Foucault's ventriloqual tendencies
Socratic ventriloquism: theatricality and the voice of logos
The dislocation of the architectural self
Self-plagiarism: the ecstatic recycling of the artist's voice
Cavellian conversation and the life of art
Epilogue: two ventriloqual paintings
Notes