The Fragment - An Incomplete History (Hardback)
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The Fragment - An Incomplete History (Hardback)

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Hardback 238 Pages / Published: 02/04/2009
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This is a thought-provoking collection of essays on art history and criticism - written by scholars from numerous disciplines. Almost everything we know about the past comes from physical and narrative fragments. Yet a fragment is not simply a static part of a once-whole thing. It is itself something in motion over time, manifesting successively as object, evidence, concept, and condition. This volume brings together a number of essays - written by scholars of the arts, art history, archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology, numismatics, and film - investigating the significance of the fragment. Each essay offers a meditation on a distinctive moment in the history of the fragment, ranging from spoila in late antique architecture to the practice of collage in the modern period. Complementing these is a visual essay by renowned English sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker, whose oeuvre contemplates not only the power of relics but also the meaning of found objects turned into art.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892369263
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 1030 g
Dimensions: 272 x 194 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Recommended."--"ARLIS/NA Reviews"""


"The work as a whole is delightful and provocative, challenging the reader to rethink her ideas of the beauty of unity."--"Research Book News, Book News, Inc."


"As this volume ably illustrates, for centuries, if not longer, the human mind has as often yearned for broken pieces as it has created new fragments in its search for wholeness."--caa.reviews


The work as a whole is delightful and provocative, challenging the reader to rethink her ideas of the beauty of unity. "Research Book News, Book News, Inc.""


Recommended. "ARLIS/NA Reviews" """


As this volume ably illustrates, for centuries, if not longer, the human mind has as often yearned for broken pieces as it has created new fragments in its search for wholeness. caa.reviews"


Recommended. "ARLIS/NA Reviews"

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"The work as a whole is delightful and provocative, challenging the reader to rethink her ideas of the beauty of unity."--Research Book News, Book News, Inc.


"Recommended."--ARLIS/NA Reviews


"As this volume ably illustrates, for centuries, if not longer, the human mind has as often yearned for broken pieces as it has created new fragments in its search for wholeness."--caa.reviews

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