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The Resource Forms of enchantment : writings on art & artists, Marina Warner

Forms of enchantment : writings on art & artists, Marina Warner

Label
Forms of enchantment : writings on art & artists
Title
Forms of enchantment
Title remainder
writings on art & artists
Statement of responsibility
Marina Warner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Art-writing at its most useful should share the dynamism, fluidity and passions of the objects of its enquiry, argues Marina Warner. In this new anthology of some of her most compelling work, she captures the visual experience of the work of several artists - with a notable focus on the inner lives of women - through an exploration of the range of stories and symbols to which they allude. Metamorphosis features vividly in the imagery, stories and media of the art that Warner has chosen to write about: in connection with animals in the work of Louise Bourgeois, for instance; with the Catholicism of Damien Hirst; and with performance as a medium of memory and resistance in the installations of Joan Jonas. Rather than drawing on connoisseurship, the author's approach grows principally out of anthropology and mythology. She argues that art and aesthetics increasingly fulfil a magical social function - a principle that runs through these writings to give the collection a quality that is polemical as well as coherent. With an introductory essay and illustrations throughout, Marina Warner investigates how artists noted for their treatment of disturbing, uncanny material have reached beyond the visible, to express interior states. Truly inspiring, her writing unites the imagination of artist, writer and reader, creating a reading experience parallel to the intrinsic pleasure of looking at art
Cataloging source
ERASA
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1946-
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Warner, Marina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Art, Modern
  • Art
  • Metamorphosis
  • Symbolism in art
  • Feminism in art
Target audience
adult
Label
Forms of enchantment : writings on art & artists, Marina Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500021460
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 510980
  • 22477517
  • JB22477517
Label
Forms of enchantment : writings on art & artists, Marina Warner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500021460
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 510980
  • 22477517
  • JB22477517

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