Art as Existence: The Artist's Monograph and Its Project

Art as Existence: The Artist's Monograph and Its Project

by Gabriele Guercio


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ISBN-13: 9780262513203
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gabriele Guercio is an independent writer living in Milan. He has a doctorate in art history from Yale University and has lectured at the Universities of Rome and Naples. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery and a recepient of a J. P. Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. Editor of Art after Philosophy and After by Joseph Kosuth (MIT Press, 1991) and De Dominicis, Raccolta di scritti sull'opera e l'artista, he has written on modern and contemporary art as well as the history of art theory.

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Richard Shiff

Guercio's study of the life-and-work model for the understanding of art is impressively comprehensive deeply researched and judiciously argued. It probes the significance of relatively obscure but notable artistic biographies as well as the most celebrated ones. Guercio succeeds in relating modes of biography to the cultural values of their particular historical moment linking artists to the accounts constructed for their careers and hence to a social context.

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"Charles Harrison was there at the beginning and is our best guide to Conceptual Art's critique of modern representation. Conceptual Art and Painting offers a rare mix of incisive, rigorous thinking and impassioned, poetic writing—all applied to questions every other critic ought to be considering."—Richard Shiff, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin

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