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The Intangibilities of Form: In this intellectually wide-ranging book John Roberts develops a labor theory of culture as a model for explaining the dynamics of avant-garde art and the expansion of artistic authority in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 22, Saelan rated it it was amazing. A really staggering work of Marxist art history that roots 20th-century avant-gardism in a deep and somewhat unorthodox take on the readymade and its “rediscovery” by the post-war neo-avant-garde. Very few art writers take emancipatory social struggle this seriously, and Roberts’ take on “artistic thinking” re: Italian autonomism and immaterial labour is particularly acute, as is his analysis of art’s contemporary diffusion into digital networks and the rise of the discursive museum.
At every tu A really staggering work of Marxist art history that roots 20th-century avant-gardism in a deep and somewhat unorthodox intangibilitiex on the readymade and its “rediscovery” by the post-war neo-avant-garde.
The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade by John Roberts
At every turn, he asks what labour theory can contribute to our understanding of the o economy of art, and he shows how its usual elision leads to so much confusion. A massive contribution to the field that you can put on the shelf next to Benjamin and Adorno Sarah Muehlbauer rated it really liked it Aug 19, inangibilities Kara rated it did not like it Dec 03, Barry rated intangibilitifs really liked it Jan 16, Apr 09, Dora rated it liked it Shelves: I would maybe give this book four stars if it weren’t for one issue – it is extremely difficult to read.
Beyond a doubt, Roberts delves deep into issues regarding the readymade and general art theory, but his language and generally the concepts he uses is very difficult to grasp.
So, if you’re planning to read this book, brace yourself. I would say it’s worth intanyibilities time it takes to read it, but it still takes a lot of time.
The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade
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