Crescent Moon Over The Rational

Author: Stephen H. Watson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804772991
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Crescent Moon Over The Rational from the Author: Stephen H. Watson. Why, and in what manner, did artist Paul Klee have such a significant impact on twentieth-century thinkers? His art and his writing inspired leading philosophers to produce key texts in twentieth-century aesthetics, texts that influenced subsequent art history and criticism. Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, Lyotard, Sartre, Foucault, Blanchot, Derrida, and Marion are among the philosophers who have engaged with Klee's art and writings. Their views are often thought to be distant from each other, but Watson puts them in conversation. His point is not to vindicate any final interpretation of Klee but to allow his interpreters' different accounts to interact, to shed light on their and on Klee's work, and, in turn, to delineate both a history and a theoretical problematic in their midst. Crescent Moon over the Rational reveals an evolving theoretical constellation of interpretations and their questions (theoretical, artistic, and political) that address and continually renew Klee's rich legacies.

Red Star Crescent Moon

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone
ISBN: 0985569832
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Red Star Crescent Moon from the Author: Robert A. Rosenstone. This book mixes contemporary and the historical worlds in a bold tale of clashing cultures. The love story between a Muslim and a Jew, documentary film director Aisha and historian Benjamin, is set in modern Spain against the vibrant and colorful background of a film festival, the location shoot of a Hollywood epic, the seductive intentions of a movie megastar, and the violent actions of terrorists who wish to reclaim that country for Islam. Telling its story in multiple voices, Red Star, Crescent Moon confronts major cultural and political dilemmas of our time, creating a world of characters caught in webs of historical misunderstandings which leads to violence. "For those of us who have followed Robert Rosenstone's writing career, Red Star, Crescent Moon hits a new peak: a novel with deep historical roots that is also filled with action, romance, and intricate plotting." -Louis Breger, author, Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Light "Red Star, Crescent Moon: is not just about the kaleidoscope of history and politics and pop culture: it's about what being human means in the face of terror." -Leslie Brody, author Red Star Sister "Like all great love stories, Red Star, Crescent Moon takes place at the dangerous intersection of passion and all that threatens to destroy it." -James Goodman, author Stories of Scottsboro

Two Faces

Author: Helen Sang Hee Kwak
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493130234
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Two Faces from the Author: Helen Sang Hee Kwak. In Two Face, Sang Hee Kwak, Korean poet-novelist, opens her heart to the sufferings of people all over the world, not in polemic, but in fierce poetric imagery depicting the pain of an Arab baby seeking the teat of its dead mother, of Indian throwaway people left to die in the streets of Calcutta with “eyes open like caves,” of naked children on an Indonesian tsunami-ravaged shore. Yet, despite these horrors of nature, war, and indifference, Sang Hee rather lights a candle than cursing the dark, seeking “to live and die in innocence. Gathering all in [herself] “like a green tree in all seasons.” This is a book which takes the reader on an epic journey down to and through the nether depths but eventually rising out of them into the pure air of hope, peace, and harmony. —Stanley H. Barkan, Poet/Editor, Cross-Cultural Communications

A Return To Aesthetics

Author: Jonathan Loesberg
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804751162
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A Return To Aesthetics from the Author: Jonathan Loesberg. A Return to Aesthetics confronts postmodernism's rejection of aesthetics by showing that this critique rests on central concepts of classical aesthetic theory, namely autonomous form, disinterest, and symbolic discourse. The author argues for the value of these concepts by recovering them through a historical reinterpretation of their meaning prior to their distortion by twentieth-century formalism. Loesberg then applies these concepts to a discussion of two of the most significant critics of the ideology of Enlightenment, Foucault and Bourdieu. He argues that understanding the role of aesthetics in the postmodern critique of Enlightenment will get us out of the intellectual impasse wherein numbingly repeated attacks upon postmodernism as self-contradictory match numbingly repeated defenses. Construing postmodern critiques as examples of aesthetic reseeing gives us a new understanding of the postmodern critique of the Enlightenment.

The Time Of The Crime

Author: Domietta Torlasco
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804786771
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The Time Of The Crime from the Author: Domietta Torlasco. The Time of the Crime interrogates the relationship between time and vision as it emerges in five Italian films from the sixties and seventies: Antonioni's Blow-Up and The Passenger, Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem, Cavani's The Night Porter, and Pasolini's Oedipus Rex. The center around which these films revolve is the image of the crime scene—the spatial and temporal configuration in which a crime is committed, witnessed, and investigated. By pushing the detective story to its extreme limits, they articulate forms of time that defy any clear-cut distinction between past, present, and future—presenting an uncertain temporality that can be made visible but not calculated, and challenging notions of visual mastery and social control. If the detective story proper begins with a death that has already taken place, the death that seems to count the most in these films is the one that is yet to occur—the investigator's own death. In a time of relentless anticipation, what appears in front of the investigator's eyes is not the past as it was, but the past as it will have been in relation to the time of his or her search.

The Art Bulletin

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The Art Bulletin from the Author: . Includes section: Notes and reviews.