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Title:
Formless : a user's guide
Author:
Bois, Yve-Alain.
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Uniform Title:
Informe. English
Publication Information:
New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by MIT Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition held May 21-Aug. 26, 1996, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780942299434
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Book

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Central Library N6488.F8 P316813 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss introduce a new set of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. Although it has been over 60 years since Georges Bataille undertook his philosophical development of the term informe, only in recent years has the idea of the formless been deployed in the theorizing and reconfiguring of the field of 20th-century art. This is partly because that field has most often been crudely set up as a battle between form and content; Formless constitutes a third term standing outside that opposition, outside the binary thinking that is itself formal.


Author Notes

Yve-Alain Bois is professor of the history of art at Harvard University.

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