Conversations Before the End of Time


19 dialogues with artists, writers and philosophers on the meaning and purpose of art
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19 dialogues with artists, writers and philosophers on the meaning and purpose of art
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500278383
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 478
  • Sales rank: 814,841
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 15
What Is Art For? 37
Doin' Dirt Time 56
Making Art About Centipedes 84
No Art in the Lifeboats 106
Ten Thousand Artists, Not One Master 133
Creating the Space for a Miracle 155
When You're Healed, Send Me a Postcard 176
You Don't Have to Have a Penis to Be a Genius 202
Viewing the World as Process 226
Breaking Out of the White Cube 247
Searching For the Essence of Art 266
Removing the Frame 290
Two Undiscovered Aborigines Dancing on the Wound of History 312
A Few Beautifully Made Things 334
Our Students Need the City 355
The Liminal Zones of Soul 381
The Aesthetics of Everyday Life 410
Adrift on the Fickle Seas of the Art World 434
A Farewell to Modernism 453
Selected Bibliography 473
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