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The Resource Art and death, Chris Townsend

Art and death, Chris Townsend

Label
Art and death
Title
Art and death
Statement of responsibility
Chris Townsend
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This highly sensitive and beautifully written book looks closely at the way contemporary Western artists negotiate death, both as personal experience and in the wider community. Townsend discusses but moves beyond the 'spectacle of death' in work by artists such as Damien Hirst to see how mortality - in particular the experience of other people's death - brings us face to face with profound ethical and even political issues. He looks at personal responses to death in the work of artists as varied as Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Derek Jarman, whose film 'Blue' is discussed here in depth. Exploring the last body of work by the the Kentucky-based photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Jewish American installation artist Shimon Attie's powerful memorial work for the community of Aberfan, Townsend considers death in light of the injunction to 'love thy neighbour.'"--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Townsend, Chris
Dewey number
  • 704.943069
  • 704.9493069
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8217.D5
LC item number
T69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Art and
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in art
  • Death
  • Artists
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
Label
Art and death, Chris Townsend
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
176926101
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[ix], 157 pages
Isbn
9781845116637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)176926101
Label
Art and death, Chris Townsend
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
176926101
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[ix], 157 pages
Isbn
9781845116637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)176926101

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