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The Resource Four honest outlaws : Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon, Michael Fried

Four honest outlaws : Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon, Michael Fried

Label
Four honest outlaws : Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon
Title
Four honest outlaws
Title remainder
Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fried
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this strongly argued and characteristically original book, Michael Fried considers the work of four contemporary artists--video artist and photographer Anri Sala, sculptor Charles Ray, painter Joseph Marioni, and video artist and intervener in movies Douglas Gordon. He shows how their respective projects are best understood as engaging in a variety of ways with some of the core themes and issues associated with high modernism, and indeed with its prehistory in French painting and art criticism from Diderot on. Four Honest Outlaws thus continues the author's exploration of the critical and philosophical territory opened up by his earlier book, the magisterial Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before. It presents a vision of the most important contemporary art as not only not repudiating modernism in the name of postmodernism in any of the latter's many forms and manifestations, but also actually as committed to dialectically renewing certain crucial qualities and values that modernism and premodernism brought to the fore, above all those of presentness and anti-theatricality. Four Honest Outlaws takes its title from a line in a Bob Dylan song, "To live outside the law you must be honest," meaning in this case that each of the four artists has found his own unsanctioned path to extraordinary accomplishment, in part by defying the ordinary norms and expectations of the contemporary art world. Filled with stunning images throughout and accompanied by a DVD illustrating works by Sala and Gordon discussed in its pages, Four Honest Outlaws is sure to provoke controversy even as it makes a dramatic bid to further transform the terms in which the art of the present should be understood"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.2/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6490.4
LC item number
.F75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Four honest outlaws : Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon, Michael Fried
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (DVD ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Presentness: Anri Sala -- Embedment: Charles Ray -- Color: Joseph Marioni -- Antitheatricality: Douglas Gordon -- In Place of a Conclusion
Control code
ocn670481435
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780300170535
Lccn
2011001769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670481435
  • (Sirsi) a1141535
Label
Four honest outlaws : Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon, Michael Fried
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (DVD ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Presentness: Anri Sala -- Embedment: Charles Ray -- Color: Joseph Marioni -- Antitheatricality: Douglas Gordon -- In Place of a Conclusion
Control code
ocn670481435
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780300170535
Lccn
2011001769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670481435
  • (Sirsi) a1141535

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