Filed under book | Tags: · art, art history, avant-garde, futurism, poetry, russia
This is the most comprehensive treatment of a significant episode of the historical avant-garde period to which many refer but with little concrete background. According to Charlotte Douglas (Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Zaum “is an encyclopedic account of zaum or ‘beyonsense,’ the most distinctive feature of Russian avant-garde art and poetry early in the 20th century. Janecek has mined a myriad of arcane and inaccessible sources, gathered the entire historical record in one place, and made it readable and comprehensible. His account of zaum theory and practice will be indispensable for anyone interested in modern poetry and art. Certainly it will become a standard text for all students of Russian Futurism.”
Publisher San Diego State University Press, 1996
ISBN 1879691418, 9781879691414
Filed under book | Tags: · literature, philosophy, poetry
The book includes two texts from Monsieur Taste, poems from Poems in the Rough and Poems, several essays and dialogues.
Selected, with an Introduction by James R. Lawler
from The Collected Works of Paul Valéry, edited by Jackson Mathews, 1964
Publisher Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1977
ISBN 071008806X, 0710087640
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Filed under book | Tags: · 1910s, art, art history, avant-garde, cubo-futurism, ego-futurism, futurism, impressionism, poetry, russia, zaum
“Vladimir Markov’s Russian Futurism: A History is the classic in its field. Its learned account of Russian avant-garde poetics with respect to various forms and genres-poems, plays, artist’s books, manifestos-is still the first I turn to when I want to review the critical information about Futurist manifestos or Khlebnikov’s long poems and stories, or the collaborations of Goncharova and Kruchenykh.” – Marjorie Perloff
Publisher University of California Press, 1968
Susan Buck-Morss: The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989-) [English, Spanish]
Filed under book | Tags: · 1800s, advertising, bourgeoisie, city, commodification, critical theory, cultural criticism, fashion, flaneur, history, literary criticism, literature, paris, photography, poetry
Walter Benjamin’s magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialectics of Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the Passagen-Werk, or Arcades Project, as it might have taken form.
Working with Benjamin’s vast files of citations and commentary which contain a myriad of historical details from the dawn of consumer culture, Buck-Morss makes visible the conceptual structure that gives these fragments philosophical coherence. She uses images throughout the book to demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as the source of philosophical truth.
The Paris Arcades that so fascinated Benjamin (as they did the Surrealists whose “materialist metaphysics” he admired) were the prototype, the 19th century “ur-form” of the modern shopping mall. Benjamin’s dialectics of seeing demonstrate how to read these consumer dream houses and so many other material objects of the time—from air balloons to women’s fashions, from Baudelaire’s poetry to Grandville’s cartoons—as anticipations of social utopia and, simultaneously, as clues for a radical political critique.
Buck-Morss plots Benjamin’s intellectual orientation on axes running east and west, north and south—Moscow Paris, Berlin-Naples—and shows how such thinking in coordinates can explain his understanding of “dialectics at a standstill.” She argues for the continuing relevance of Benjamin’s insights but then allows a set of “afterimages” to have the last word.
Publisher MIT Press, 1989
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (English, updated on 2013-5-2)
Dialectica de la mirada: Walter Benjamin y el proyecto de los Pasajes (Spanish, trans. Nora Rabotnikof, 1995, updated on 2013-5-2)
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Filed under magazine | Tags: · activism, art, education, feminism, film, literature, poetry, politics, theatre, women
Classic feminist art magazine from the 1970s through the 1990. Collectively produced issues featured a wide variety of artists’ work, essays, prose and poetry.
The founding members of the Heresies Collective included Patsy Beckert, Joan Braderman, Mary Beth Edelson, Elizabeth Hess, Harmony Hammond, Joyce Kozloff, Arlene Ladden, Lucy Lippard, Mary Miss, Marty Pottenger, Miriam Schapiro, Joan Snyder, May Stevens, Michelle Stuart, Susana Torre, Elizabeth Weatherford, and Sally Webster.
Publisher Heresies Collective, New York
via Heresies PDF Archive
Heresies 1: Feminism, Art and Politics (Jan 1977)
Heresies 2: Patterns of Communication and Space Among Women (May 1977)
Heresies 3: Lesbian Art and Artists (Fall 1977)
Heresies 4: Women’s Traditional Arts – The Politics of Aesthetics (1978)
Heresies 5: The Great Goddess (1978)
Heresies 6: On Women and Violence (Summer 1978)
Heresies 7: Women Working Together (Spring 1979)
Heresies 8: Third World Women (1979)
Heresies 9: Organized Women Divided (1980)
Heresies 10: Women and Music (1980)
Heresies 11: Making Room – Women and Architecture (1981)
Heresies 12: Sex Issue (1981)
Heresies 13: Earthkeeping / Earthshaking: Feminism & Ecology (1981)
Heresies 14: The Women’s Pages (1982)
Heresies 15: Racism is the Issue (1982)
Heresies 16: Film / Video / Media (1983)
Heresies 17: Acting Up!: Women in Theater and Performance (1984)
Heresies 18: Mothers, Mags, and Movie Stars – Feminism and Class (1985)
Heresies 19: Satire (1985)
Heresies 20: Heresies (1985)
Heresies 21: Food is a Feminist Issue (1987)
Heresies 22: Art in Unestablished Channels (1987)
Heresies 23: Coming of Age (1988)
Heresies 24: 12 Years (Anniversary Issue) (1989)
Heresies 25: The Art of Education (1990)
Heresies 26: A Journal of Feminist Post-Totalitarian Criticism (1992)
Heresies 27: LATINA – A Journal of Ideas (1993)
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Filed under booklet | Tags: · art, chance, code, computer art, language, literature, poetry, programming, randomness
Includes Fortran program and printout of Hank and Mary, A Love Story, A Chorale by Higgins, realized by Higgins and James Tenney; and program and printout of Proposition No. 2 for Emmett Williams by Alison Knowles, realized by James Tenney.
Publisher Abyss Publications, Somerville/MA, June 1970
ISBN 091185603X, 9780911856033
Filed under book | Tags: · art history, critical theory, history, history of literature, literary criticism, literature, philosophy, poetry, politics
Jacques Rancière has continually unsettled political discourse, particularly through his questioning of aesthetic “distributions of the sensible,” which configure the limits of what can be seen and said. Widely recognized as a seminal work in Rancière’s corpus, the translation of which is long overdue, Mute Speech is an intellectual tour de force proposing a new framework for thinking about the history of art and literature. Rancière argues that our current notion of “literature” is a relatively recent creation, having first appeared in the wake of the French Revolution and with the rise of Romanticism. In its rejection of the system of representational hierarchies that had constituted belles-letters, “literature” is founded upon a radical equivalence in which all things are possible expressions of the life of a people. With an analysis reaching back to Plato, Aristotle, the German Romantics, Vico, and Cervantes and concluding with brilliant readings of Flaubert, Mallarmé, and Proust, Rancière demonstrates the uncontrollable democratic impulse lying at the heart of literature’s still-vital capacity for reinvention.
Originally published in French as La Parole muette. Essai sur les contradictions de la littérature, Hachette Litteratures, 1998
Translated by James Swenson
Publisher Columbia University Press, 2011
New Directions in Critical Theory series
ISBN 0231151039, 9780231151030