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The Optical Unconscious free pdf "The Optical Unconscious" is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred commandments and self-fulfilling truths. Rosalind Krauss tells the story of the optical unconscious, an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from the 1920s to the 1950s and continues to disrupt it today. From Max Ernst's collage novels and Marcel Duchamp's hypnotic "Rotoreliefs" to Jackson Pollock's drip pictures and Eva Hesse's luminous sculptures, she finds artists who offered ready-made images of obsessional fantasy in place of modernism's intentionality and unexamined compulsions.

About Rosalind E. Krauss

Rosalind E. Krauss, University Professor at Columbia University and an editor and cofounder of October magazine, is the author of The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths (1985), The Optical Unconscious (1993), The Picasso Papers (1999), and Bachelors (1999), all published by the MIT Press, and coauthor (with Yve-Alain Bois) of Formless: A User's Guide (Zone Books, 1997).

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Author : Rosalind E. Krauss
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 05 September 1994
ISBN : 0262611058
EAN : 9780262611053
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 365 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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