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Catherine M. Soussloff
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The Subject in Art: Portraiture and the Birth of the Modern

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Challenging prevailing theories regarding the birth of the subject, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that the modern subject did not emerge from psychoanalysis or existential philosophy but rather in the theory and practice of portraiture in early-twentieth-century Vienna. Soussloff traces the development in Vienna of an ethics of representation that emphasized subjects as so ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Duke University Press Books (first published 2006)
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