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Critical Dictionary
     

Critical Dictionary

by David Evans
 

Critical Dictionary is an ambitious cornucopia of thoughts, images, and illustrations from online art magazine criticaldictionary.com, in addition to newly commissioned work. The title alludes to the mock dictionary that philosopher Georges Bataille edited for Documents in 1929 and 1930. Like this famous precedent, Critical Dictionary aims to

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Critical Dictionary is an ambitious cornucopia of thoughts, images, and illustrations from online art magazine criticaldictionary.com, in addition to newly commissioned work. The title alludes to the mock dictionary that philosopher Georges Bataille edited for Documents in 1929 and 1930. Like this famous precedent, Critical Dictionary aims to puncture pretension, bringing words and their referents down to earth. Entries include Accident, Civilization, Drone, Error, Fragment, Informe, Metaphor, Monument: Mycelium, Portrait, Quotation, Retort, Smell, Touch, Umfunktionierung, Voice, Wander, XXX and Zoo. Critical Dictionary includes contributions from artists, illustrators and photographers including Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, David Campany, Common Culture, Karen Knorr, Ann Lee, Jake Walters and Penelope Umbrico.

All entries are fully illustrated with eccentric photography and illustrations, making Critical Dictionary a unique look at the meanings of words and philosophy.

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"Visually stimulating from A to Z…" Aesthetica Magazine

"Critical Dictionary is an eclectic, enlightening and at times humorous collection of images, essays, interviews and puns largely concerned with the way photography and photographs can be conceptualized...9/10' Visual Culture Blog

"a playful, thought-provoking and inspiring compendium…" Roar News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907317491
Publisher:
Black Dog Publishing Limited London
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Evans is a Tutor at Arts University College, Bournemouth.

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