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Concertos by No Collective
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People talk about form and content without really being formal. They reduce this dichotomy into content, because it's so much easier that way. Easier, meaning there is less to think about (and I'm sure that is how most readers will appreciate or dete ...more
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Art and Illusion by E.H. Gombrich
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A nice and sincere attempt, but Gombrich does not quite solve the issue he raises. Okay, he attacks and succeeds in relativizing (naive) realism. Styles and tactics of representation change from one period to another. Sure. But the real question is w ...more
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The Origin of German Tragic Drama by Walter Benjamin
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The reason this book is difficult is because Benjamin was trying to articulate an art form and a period that was not yet seen in his time as constituting a distinct realm of its own: Mannerism. If you have troubles getting through, I therefore recomm ...more
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The Origin of Table Manners by Claude Lévi-Strauss
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In my opinion, this is the best volume of Levi-Strauss' Mythologiques, the most exquisite chapter here being "Porcupine's Instructions."
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