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Disability Aesthetics

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ISBN-10: 0472051008

ISBN-13: 9780472051007

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tobin Anthony Siebers

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"Disability Aestheticsambitiously redefines both 'disability' and 'aesthetics,' showing us that disability is central not only to modern art but also to the way we apprehend (and interact with) bodies and buildings. Along the way, Tobin Siebers revisits the beautiful and the sublime, 'degenerate' art and 'disqualified' bodies, culture wars and condemned neighborhoods, the art of Marc Quinn and the fiction of Junot Diaz---and much, much more.Disability Aestheticsis a stunning achievement, a must-read for anyone interested in how to understand the world we half create and half perceive." ---Michael Berube, Paterno Family Professor in Literature, Pennsylvania State University"Rich with…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 2/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introducing Disability Aesthetics
The Aesthetics of Human Disqualification
What Can Disability Studies Learn from the Culture Wars?
Disability and Art Vandalism
Trauma Art: Injury and Wounding in the Media Age
Words Stare like a Glass Eye: Disability in Literary and Visual Studies
Conclusion: Disability in the Mirror of Art
Works Cited