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By Frederick Luis Aldama,Herbert S. Lindenberger

ISBN-10: 0472053000

ISBN-13: 9780472053001

ISBN-10: 0472073001

ISBN-13: 9780472073009

Through a sequence of provocative conversations, Frederick Luis Aldama and Herbert Lindenberger, who've written largely on literature, movie, tune, and paintings, find a spot for the discomforting and the usually painfully disagreeable inside of aesthetics. The conversational layout lets them commute informally throughout many centuries and lots of paintings types. they've got a lot to inform each other concerning the arts because the introduction of modernism quickly after 1900—the nontonal song, for instance, of the second one Vienna college, the chance-directed track and dance of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, the in-your-faceness of such varied visible artists as Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, and Damien Hirst. They reveal to boot a protracted culture of discomforting artwork stretching again many centuries, for instance, within the final Judgments of innumerable Renaissance painters, in Goya’s so-called “black” work, in Wagner’s Tristan chord, and within the subtexts of Shakespearean works such as King Lear and Othello. This booklet is addressed straight away to students of literature, paintings historical past, musicology, and cinema. even though its conversational layout eschews the traditional conventions of scholarly argument, it presents unique insights either into specific paintings varieties and into person works inside of those varieties. between different issues, it demonstrates how contemporary paintings in neuroscience could provide insights within the ways in which shoppers method tough and discomforting artworks. The booklet additionally contributes to present aesthetic thought through charting the discussion that is going on—especially in aesthetically difficult works—between author, artifact, and consumer.

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