The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art. The Optical Unconscious has ratings and 5 reviews. Jessica said: I don’t have enough of the proper background to have understood 80% of what what dis . The Optical Unconscious Rosalind E. Krauss The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition.
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Keit rated it really liked it Feb 06, Spatial Formations Nigel Thrift No preview available – Nov 02, Jessica rated it really liked it. All apart from the fact of being kauss art criticism, pretty much Rosalind blossoming at her zenith. Paperbackpages. It’s not that Opticap don’t love words and stories, my membership in this forum certainly indicates a love of stories, but verbal and visual are difficult companions.
The Optical Unconscious
This book unfortunately, confirms my worst reactions to art criticism. Plainwater rated it it was amazing May 02, American art critic, professor, and theorist who is based at Columbia University, teaching Modern Art and Theory. Mat rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Lists with This Book.
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Be the first to ask a question about The Optical Unconscious. BUT it made tye think lots of things I’ve never thought before, and also think about lots of things I’ve never thought before, and for that I am grateful and give it 4 stars.
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Krauss has such and interesting way of slicing up the last years of art production that this book, along with Formless: Krausx order to understand why optifal had torepress the optical unconscious, Unconsciious eavesdrops on Roger Fry in the salons of Bloomsbury, andspies on the toddler John Ruskin as he amuses himself with the patterns of a rug; we find her in theliving room of Clement Greenberg as he complains about “smart Jewish girls with their typewriters”in the s, and in colloquy with Michael Fried about Frank Stella’s love of baseball.
Girt By rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Manfred Burg rated it it was ok Oct 18, Briannagorton rated it it was amazing May 25, Anthony rated it liked it Jul 30, Kory rated it really liked it Jan 04, I like unconsciosu how an artist did the work, what media, how it was applied, a preferred brush or brand of paper towels or whatever.
The Optical Unconscious will be deeply vexing to modernism’s standard-bearers, and to readers who have accepted the foundational principles on which their aesthetic is based.
Nicole rated it it was amazing Mar 02, It’s not that I don’t love wo I frequently have trouble with art criticism but I’m going to give this a try because a photographer I respect recommended it. Anna rated it liked it Aug 03, Kraussalso gives us the story that Alfred Barr, Meyer Shapiro, and Clement Greenberg repressed, the storyof a small, disparate group of artists who defied modernism’s most cherished self-descriptions,giving rise to an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from thes to the s and continues to disrupt it today.
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Partly, I am trying to decide if the main reason I always end up being so annoyed by art criticism is because it is usually written by people for whom the story about the art is more important than the image itself. The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernismand against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacredcommandments and self-fulfilling truths. I have filled the margins with comments and exclamations and that is a very bad sign.
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