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The aesthetics of disengagement contemporary art and depression by Christine Ross

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Psychological aspects,
  • Melancholy in art,
  • Alienation (Philosophy)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementChristine Ross.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN6497 .R67 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3409389M
ISBN 100816645388, 0816645396
LC Control Number2005025339

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  The Aesthetics of Disengagement book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. According to the National Institute of Mental Health 4/5. This book is an attempt to understand a certain trajectory of contemporary art, one that has brought into the forefront of aesthetics what must be called a series of depressive enactments—an acting out of states of depression encompassing boredom, stillness, communicational rupture, loss of pleasure, withdrawal, the withering of one’s capacity to remember and project, to dream, desire, and fantasize. In The Aesthetics of Disengagement Christine Ross shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting 4/5(1).   "The Aesthetics of Disengagement is the only book on contemporary art that provides a satisfying and profound theory of why art looks the way it does today and how this art is related to broader and deeper structures of subjectivity and meaning in North American and European culture." -Amelia Jones, author of Body Art/Performing the Subject 4/5(10).

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