Invisible Colors: A Visual History of Titles

Invisible Colors: A Visual History of Titles

by John Welchman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300065305
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(22)
I Titles and the History of Art: Beginnings 1(12)
II Theories of Titling and Naming 13(10)
1 Reckoning with the Title and Its Sites
23(26)
I Poetic Intensity and Social Extension: Expanded Fields for the Title
23(6)
II Zero Names: "Absences and Over-Nourishing Signs"
29(12)
III Titular Transformations: "Beyond Recognition"
41(8)
2 Monet and the Development of a Nominative Effectualism
49(32)
I "Explanations," Poems, and "Real Allegory"
49(11)
II Claude Monet: "A Succession of Astonishing Effects"
60(21)
3 Symbolism I: Redon, Gauguin, Signac
81(40)
I Introduction: Titles, Institutions, and Analogues
81(3)
II Odilon Redon: "Vagueness, Indeterminacy, Equivocation"
84(11)
III Paul Gauguin: "Not a Title, but a Signature"
95(8)
IV Paul Signac and Alphonse Allais: Exhibitions, Numbers, and "Incoherents"
103(18)
4 Symbolism II: James McNeill Whistler: The Elaboration and Contraction of the Title
121(21)
5 Nominalist Order and Disorder: Form, Violence, and Revisionism
142(34)
I Paul Cezanne: "Do Not Remain a Creature without a Name"
143(9)
II Cubic Language and the Philosophical Brothel
152(12)
III Suprematism, Unovis, and "5 x 5 = 25"
164(12)
6 Composition I: Naming the Non-Iconic in the Work of Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky
176(33)
I Piet Mondrian: "It Is Above All Composition That Must Suppress the Individual"
177(14)
II Life and Death Sentences: Compositional Theory in Matisse, Malevich, and the United States
191(7)
III Wassily Kandinsky: "Reason, the Conscious, the Deliberate, and the Purposeful"
198(11)
7 Dada and Surrealism: Alchemies of the Word
209(56)
I Max Ernst: Titles and the "No Longer" of Painting
210(9)
II Marcel Duchamp: "Prime Words" and Inscriptions
219(14)
III Francis Picabia: Names, Bodies, Diagrams, and Counter-Identities
233(6)
IV Notes on Surrealist Titling: Magritte, Miro, Tanguy, Matta
239(26)
8 Composition II: Sounds, Silences, and "Cognitive Naming"
265(58)
I Towards a Genealogy of the Counter-Composition
265(4)
II Abstract Expressionism: "Something[s] Extra"
269(8)
III Neo-Dada, Assemblage, Happenings: Making "In Spite of Composition"
277(7)
IV Tropic Writing: Rethinking the Titular Metaphors of Late Modernism
284(31)
V Conclusion: Titles after Composition
315(8)
9 "Labelless Labels": Notes on the Postmodern Title
323(26)
I Switching from the 1960s: Smithson, Morris, and Conceptual Art
326(8)
II Naming through Institutions and Expressions
334(5)
III "On the Other Side of the Proper Name": Untitling, Anonymity, Gender, and Power
339(10)
Epilogue "A Museum of Language in the Vicinity of Art" 349(19)
Notes 368(52)
Index 420

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