Would you be as interested in seeing men fly, unattached and free, as you would be in seeing a man with, I dont know, two hundred pounds of cement strapped onto him and lets see him get two inches off the ground? Philip Guston asks this of art historian David Sylvester in a 1960 BBC interview, adding: I think creation is something like that.
The reports of paintings death may have been slightly exaggeratedthat is, if you please. At least thats the kind of impression youll get after reading Painting, a collection of writings on painting from the past 30 years and the latest installment in MIT Presss Documents of Contemporary Art series.
Stéphane Mallarmés fashion magazine La Dernière mode, Gazette du monde et de la Famille has long presented something of a conundrum for those lucky enough to come upon it.
In The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s, author Lisa Jaye Young refers to the female body as the terrain of contestation for modernism, characterizing the predicament faced by women before and after the turn of the century
Jan Verwoerts first published collection of writings takes as its title part of that indelible refrain from the Spice Girls 1996 smash-hit Wannabe. Both forthright and provocative, like the song, Verwoert delivers what Roland Barthes called a text of pleasure as well as, at times, a text of bliss