14th out of 15 books — 2 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths” as Want to Read:
Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths
Co-founder and co-editor of October magazine, a veteran of Artforum of the 1960s and early 1970s, Rosalind Krauss has presided over and shared in the major formulation of the theory of postmodernism.In this challenging collection of fifteen essays, most of which originally appeared in October, she explores the ways in which the break in style that produced postmodernism ha ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published July 9th 1986 by Mit Press
(first published January 1985)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths, please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths
(showing 1-30 of 928)
I have read and marked this book again and again until any given page looks like a war zone. Which is not unrelated to Krauss's view of the world of modern art. There is scarcely an inch of the modern-art pond this woman has been unwilling to swim, and piss in.
Haven't really read through all of it, but I found it very comprehensive in informing much about modern and post-modern art. If you write a review of an artwork, or perhaps a contemporary art critic, this book is the best companion to be...
American art critic, professor, and theorist who is based at Columbia University, teaching Modern Art and Theory.More about Rosalind E. Krauss...
Share This Book
“In its confounding of the logic that maintains terms like high and low, or base and sacred as polar opposites, it is this play of the contradictory that allows one to think the truth that Bataille never tired of demonstrating: that violence has historically been lodged at the heart of the sacred; that to be genuine, the very thought of the creative must simultaneously be an experience of death; and that it is impossible for any moment of true intensity to exist apart from a cruelty that is equally extreme.”More quotes…