KRAUSS THE OPTICAL UNCONSCIOUS PDF

The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art. The Optical Unconscious has ratings and 5 reviews. Jessica said: I don’t have enough of the proper background to have understood 80% of what what dis . The Optical Unconscious Rosalind E. Krauss The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition.

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Just as the artists of the optical unconscious assaulted the idea of autonomy and visual mastery,Rosalind Krauss abandons the historian’s voice of objective detachment and forges a new style ofwriting in this book: Briannagorton rated it it was amazing May 25, In order to understand why modernism had torepress the optical unconscious, Krauss eavesdrops on Roger Fry in the salons of Bloomsbury, andspies on the toddler John Ruskin as he amuses himself with the patterns of a rug; we find her in theliving room of Clement Greenberg as he complains about “smart Jewish girls with their typewriters”in the s, and in colloquy with Michael Unconscius about Frank Stella’s love of baseball.

Sentence by sentience, it makes a certain sense, even within each paragraph it is plausible, but much beyond that it darts about like a lecture by a self-nominated “expert” without any actual insight.

Just as the artists of the optical unconscious assaulted the idea of autonomy and visual mastery, Rosalind Krauss abandons the historian’s voice of objective detachment and forges a new style of writing in this book: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Mar 13, Egor Sofronov rated it it was amazing. Daniel Phelps rated it it was amazing Dec 29, American art critic, professor, and theorist who is based at Columbia University, teaching Modern Art and Theory.

The Optical Unconscious by Rosalind E. Krauss

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This book deals with how the conscious is “shot through with unconscious conflict.

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The Optical Unconscious

Kraussalso gives us the story that Alfred Barr, Meyer Shapiro, and Clement Greenberg repressed, the storyof a small, disparate group of krausw who defied modernism’s most cherished self-descriptions,giving rise to an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from thes to the s and continues to disrupt it today.

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The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred commandments and self-fulfilling truths.

The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernismand against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacredcommandments and self-fulfilling truths. The Optical Unconsious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against unonscious critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred commandments and self-fulfilling truths.

The account of modernism presented unconsciious challenges thevaunted principle of “vision itself.