Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory

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Representing a new generation of theorists reaffirming the radical dimensions of art, Gail Day launches a bold critique of late twentieth-century art theory and its often reductive analysis of cultural objects. Exploring core debates in discourses on art, from the New Left to theories of "critical postmodernism" and beyond, Day counters the belief that recent tendencies in art fail to be adequately critical. She also challenges the political inertia that results from these conclusions. Day organizes her defense around ...

Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory 2010, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231149389

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