Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 46: Autumn 2004: Polemical Objects

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Res is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal presents contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, and others. Its field of inquiry is open to all cultures, regions, and historical periods.

Res also publishes iconographic and textual documents important to the history and theory of the arts. Res ...

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Overview

Res is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal presents contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, and others. Its field of inquiry is open to all cultures, regions, and historical periods.

Res also publishes iconographic and textual documents important to the history and theory of the arts. Res appears twice yearly, in the spring and autumn. The journal is edited by Francesco Pellizzi. More information about Res is available at www.res-journal.org.

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Francesco Pellizzi is Associate of Middle American Ethnology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
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Table of Contents

Editorial: Polemical Objects
Philip Armstrong, Stephen Melville, Erika Naginski

Visuality and Pictoriality
Whitney Davis

Fashion and the now-time of Renaissance art
Alexander Nagel

Battle Controversy and Two Polemical Images by Sodoma
Tomoo Matsubara

Impossible Objects: Bosch's realism
Joseph Koerner

Counter Reformation Polemic and Mannerist Counter-Aesthetics: Bronzino's Martyrdom of St. Lawrence in San Lorenzo
Stephen J. Campbell

Beautiful Helen and Her Double in the Galeria by Cavalier Marino
Victor Stoichita

Julien's Poussin, or the Limits of Sculpture
Erika Naginski

Riegl's Mache
Christopher Wood

Rodchenko's Monochromes and the Perfection of Painting
Philip Armstrong

Richard Serra: Taking the Measure of the Impossible
Stephen Melville

Sherrie Levine: On Painting
Howard Singerman

"Specific" Objects
Rosalind Krauss

Ten Predicaments
Mel Bochner

Documents and Discussions

Bodies at Rest...Or The Object of Surrealism
Edward Powers

Dubuffet, Levi-Strauss, and the idea of art brut
Kent Minturn

In Honor of Savage Values
Jean Dubuffet

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