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Art As Existence : The Artist's Monograph And Its Project (Hardcover)

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Since Vasari, the monograph has been notable for its fluidity and variety; it can be scrupulous and exact, probing and revelatory, poetic and imaginative, or any combination of these. In the nineteenth century, the monograph combined art-historical, biographical, and critical methods, and even added elements of fiction. Guercio explores some significant books that illustrate key phases in the model's evolution, including works by Gustav Friedrich Waagen, A. C. Quatrem?re de Quincy, Johann David Passavant, Bernard Berenson, and others. The hidden project of the artist's monograph, Guercio claims, comes from a utopian impulse; by commuting biography into art and art into biography, the life-and-work model equates art and existence, construing otherwise distinct works of an artist as chapters of a life story. Guercio calls for a contemporary reconsideration of the life-and-work model, arguing that the ultimate legacy of the artist's monograph does not lie in its established modes of writing but in its greater project and in the intimate portrait that we gain of the nature of creativity.

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Publisher Mit Pr
Mfg Part# 9780262072687
SKU 202114486
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0262072688
Release Date 5/1/2006
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0378
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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