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The End of Art Theory

Criticism and Postmodernity

  • Authors
  • Victor¬†Burgin
Textbook

Part of the Communications and Culture book series (COMMCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Victor Burgin
    Pages 1-28
  3. Victor Burgin
    Pages 51-70
  4. Victor Burgin
    Pages 71-95
  5. Victor Burgin
    Pages 96-111
  6. Victor Burgin
    Pages 112-139
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-221

About this book

Introduction

Art theory', understood as those forms of aesthetics, art history and criticism which began in the Enlightenment and culminated in 'high modernism', is now at an end. These essays, examining the interdependencies of advertising, film, painting and photography, constitute a call for a 'new art theory' - a practice of writing whose end is to contribute to a general 'theory of representations': an understanding of the modes and means of symbolic articulation of our forms of sociality and subjectivity.

Keywords

advertising art art theory essay film painting photography subject understanding writing

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