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Apprehension? Performativity and medium-specificity in modern art

McNamara, Andrew E. (2002) Apprehension? Performativity and medium-specificity in modern art. The South Atlantic Quarterly, 101(3), pp. 479-499.

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Abstract

The article focuses on the idea of the aesthetics. According to the author, the idea of aesthetic is a presentation of the imagination which prompts much thought, but to which no determinate thought whatsoever. It has been suggested that the aesthetic possesses discursive significance even though it cannot be adequately grasped by language or concepts. With modernist abstraction, the subtle but always seemingly precarious delineation of the aesthetic idea was featured as a crucial issue because the fine line between modern abstract art works and design patterns or ornamentation appeared to have diminished.

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ID Code: 18740
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1215/00382876-101-3-479
ISSN: 0038-2876
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Duke University Press
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2009 14:11
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2010 11:32

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