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"Art and the Committed Eye" is what happens when conventional visual art appreciation intersects with a first-rate cultural studies mind. The ...Show synopsis"Art and the Committed Eye" is what happens when conventional visual art appreciation intersects with a first-rate cultural studies mind. The discussions in this book exchange conventional, historical treatments for the more enlightened discussions of politics, culture, context, and individuality and take John Berger's classic "Ways of Seeing" to a level relevant to today's art students and critics.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xvii, 348 pp., illus; 24 cm....Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xvii, 348 pp., illus; 24 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Remainder mark. "In Art and the Committed Eye Richard Leppert examines Western European and American art from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. He studies the complex relation between the 'look' of images and the variety of social and cultural uses to which they are put and demonstrates that the meaning of any image is significantly determined by its function, which changes over time. In particular, he emphasizes the ways in which visual culture is called on to mediate social differences defined by gender, class, and race. In Part 1, Leppert addresses the nature and task of representation, discussing how meaning accrues to images and what role vision and visuality play in the history of modernity. Here he explains imagery's power to attract our gaze by triggering desire and focuses on the long history of the use of representation to enact a deception, whether in painting or advertising. Part 2 explores art's relation to the material world, to the ways in which images mark our various physical and psychic ties to objects. The author analyzes still life paintings whose subject matter is both extraordinarily diverse and deeply paradoxical--from flower bouquets to grotesque formal arrangements of human body parts. Leppert demonstrates that even in 'innocent' still lifes, formal design and technical execution are imbued with cultural conflict and social power. Part 3 is devoted to the representation of the human body--as subject to obsessive gazing and as an object of display, spectacle, and transgression. The variety of body representation is enormous: pleased or tortured, gorgeous or monstrous, modest or lascivious, powerful or weak, in the bloom of life or under the anatomist's knife, clothed or naked. But it is the sexual body, Leppert shows, that has provided the West with its richest, most complex, contradictory, conflicted, and paradoxical accounts of human identity in relation to social ideals. / Richard Leppert is Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. His numerous books include Art and the Committed Eye: The Cultural Functions of Imagery, The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation, and the History of the Body, and, most recently, Essays on Music, an edition of selected essays by Theodore W. Adorno."-Publisher.
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