ISBN-10:
186189113X
ISBN-13:
9781861891136
Pub. Date:
10/23/2002
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Potential Images: Ambiguity and Indeterminacy in Modern Art / Edition 1

Potential Images: Ambiguity and Indeterminacy in Modern Art / Edition 1

by Dario Gamboni

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ISBN-13: 9781861891136
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/23/2002
Series: BL - Treasures from the Bodleian Library
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Dario Gamboni is Professor of Art History at the University of Amsterdam. His books include The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution (Reaktion, 1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
Introduction: The 'sense of mystery'9
IAmbiguity and indeterminacy13
IIFrom the origins to the classical age21
IIIFrom the Enlightenment to Impressionism42
IVRedon, Ensor, Seurat68
VGauguin, Pont-Aven and the Nabis86
VIAt the turn of the century105
VIICubism, Abstraction and Readymade131
VIIIIn the society of images149
IXIn the company of words168
XIn the world of ideas183
XIBetween two wars201
XIIAmbiguity after Modernism219
Conclusion: Redistributions of authority241
References245
List of Illustrations295
Index301

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