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Uncontrollable Beauty Toward a New Aesthetics

ISBN-10: 1581151969

ISBN-13: 9781581151961

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Bill Beckley, David Shapiro

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In this aclaimed art anthology of essays, a prestigious group of artists, critics and literati offer their incisive reflections on the question of beauty past, present and future.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Bill Beckley has exhibited in America and Europe since 1970. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and Sammlung Hoffmann in Berlin. He teaches semiotics, literature, and film at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is the editor for the Aesthetics Today series from Allworth Press, which includes Uncontrollable Beauty, and his latest work Sticky Sublime.

Introduction: Generosity and the Black Swan
Preface
Le Livre est sur la table
Theory
On Perfection, Coherence, and Unity of Form and Content
Enter the Dragon: On the Vernacular of Beauty
Beauty and Morality
Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime
Notes on Beauty
Contratemplates
A Sign of Beauty
On Platonic Cosmetics
Freud with Kant? The Enigma of Pleasure
Arousal by Image
Ownership
Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief: "Primitivism" in Twentieth-Century Art at the Museum of Modern Art in 1984
On "Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief: 'Primitivism' in Twentieth-Century Art at the Museum of Modern Art in 1984"
On "Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief": Part II
On the Claims and Critics of the "Primitivism" Show
Practice
The Practice of Beauty
Ode to Willem de Kooning
Venus Unveiled: De Kooning's Melodrama of Vulgarity
The Mind and Body of the Dreamer
Mondrian's Secret
A Conversation between Julia Kristeva and Ariane Lopez-Huici
Sunday Afternoons: A Conversation and a Remark on Beauty
Sentences on the House and Other Sentences
Aunts
On Beauty
An Aesthetic of the Cool
The Violet Hour: An Essay on Beauty
Beauty Is the Mystery of Life
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Credits
Index