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What Painting Is

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ISBN-10: 0415926629

ISBN-13: 9780415926621

Edition: 1999

Authors: James Elkins

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Description:

The author of this text argues that alchemists and painters have similar relationships to the substances they work with. Both try to transform the substance, while seeking to transform their own experience.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/29/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Introduction
A Short Course in Forgetting Chemistry
How to Count in Oil and Stone
The Mouldy Materia Prima
How Do Substances Occupy the Mind?
Coagulating, Cohobating, Macerating, Reverberating
The Studio as a Kind of Psychosis
Steplessness
The Beautiful Reddish Light of the Philosopher's Stone
Last Words
Notes
Index