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Instead of asking questions about the symbolic meaning or underlying "truth" of a work of art, renee c. hoogland is concerned with the actual "work" that it does in the world (whether intentionally or not). Why do we find ourselves in tears in front of an abstract painting? Why do some cartoons of the prophet Muhammad generate worldwide political outrage? What, in other words, is the compelling force of visual images, even--or especially--if they are nonfigurative, repulsive, or downright "ugly"? Rather than describing, analyzing, and interpreting artworks, hoogland approaches art as an event that obtains on the level of actualization, presenting "retellings" of specific artistic events in the light of recent interventions in aesthetic theory, and proposing to conceive of the aesthetic encounter as a potentially disruptive, if not violent, force field with material, political, and practical consequences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Other Works in the Series, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Visuality, Cultural Literacy, and the Affective Turn
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1 | Artistic Activity: Dialogism, Aesthesis, and Corporeality
  2. pp. 19-39
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  1. 2 | Violent Becomings: From the informe and the Abject to Uncontrollable Beauty
  2. pp. 40-62
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  1. 3 | Neo-Aesthetics and the Study of the Arts of the Present
  2. pp. 63-88
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  1. 4 | The Groundless Realities of Art Photography
  2. pp. 89-112
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  1. 5 | The Ruse of the Ruins, or: Detroit’s Nonreal Estate
  2. pp. 113-137
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  1. 6 | Visualizing the Face: Face Value and dévisage
  2. pp. 138-158
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  1. Conclusion: Lines of Flight and the Emergence of the New
  2. pp. 159-180
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  1. Images
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-198
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 199-208
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 209-216
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611684926
Related ISBN
9781611684902
MARC Record
OCLC
865329986
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2014-03-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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