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Enigmatic Body Essays on the Arts

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ISBN-10: 0521378257

ISBN-13: 9780521378253

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean Louis Schefer, Paul Smith

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The Enigmatic Body presents for the first time in English the work of one of the most important French theorists of today. The selection represents the whole of Jean-Louis Schefers career, from the 1960s, when he was influenced by structuralism, to his more lyrical and autobiographical essays of the 1990s, which meditate on the role of the spectator in relation to art practice. Schefer considers the very nature of art, film and writing through his close examination of artists as diverse as Uccello, Poussin and Cy Twombly, and writers such as Paul Valry and Roland Barthes. These provocative essays all register the writers direct confrontation with these various media in a way that stands as…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/16/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Split Colour/Blur
On the object of figuration
The plague
Light and its prey
Someone writing
Roland Barthes
On La JetTe
Cy Twombly: uncertainty principle
What are red things?
Selected bibliography