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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 287.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Reviel Netz Amir D. Aczel, The Artist and the Mathematician: The Story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed (New York: Basic Books, 2007), 256 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... both Calasso and the reviewer is whether Tiepolo, whose ceiling frescoes are without gravity—their “antigravity” draws the painted figures upward—is an artist without gravitas . The reviewer supports Calasso's argument that the thirty-two etchings comprising the Capricci and Scherzi make it absurd...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 356–357.
Published: 01 April 2004
...; her sis- ters of clay have lost their innocence and found their voices. They tell us—we must believe—of artists finding themselves in forms of self-portraiture, of the Little Reviews political ideology of a burgeoning democracy (without ever showing it at work); they are pictorially...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Jed Perl Duke University Press 2003 THE ARTIST IN CONFLICT Ways of Thinking about Style Jed Perl Leonardo da Vinci, that master of polished lyrical effects, believed that many artists of his day were far too fond...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 459–460.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Reviel Netz; Jeffrey M. Perl Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 Aczel Amir D. , The Artist and the Mathematician: The Story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed ( New York : Basic Books , 2007 ), 256 pp. ...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 570–571.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Robin Wagner-Pacifici Rabb Theodore K. , The Artist and the Warrior: Military History through the Eyes of the Masters ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2011 ), 228 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 273–285.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Georges Didi-Huberman Duke University Press 2003 Translated by Vivian Rehberg and Boris Belay CK 9.2-08 Didi 3/14/03 10:50 AM Page 273 ARTISTIC SURVIVAL Panofsky vs. Warburg and the Exorcism of Impure Time Georges Didi...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 447–448.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Miguel Tamen Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Schaffner Anna Katharina , Exhaustion: A History ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 ), 291 pp. Posnock Ross , Renunciation: Acts of Abandonment by Writers, Philosophers, and Artists ( Cambridge, MA...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 551–552.
Published: 01 August 2012
...James Trilling Harris Alexandra , Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists, and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper ( New York : Thames and Hudson , 2010 ), 320 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Richard Shiff This article, a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” documents how some modern artists and critics have argued against any sort of verbal thinking about art. Beyond describing works of visual art and pronouncing on their relative...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2020
... with their illegimate children Eros and Phobos (or philia and phobia ), are given comical and often vulgar treatment by artists ranging from Botticelli and Mantegna, in the fifteenth century; to Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, in the sixteenth; to Rubens, Jan Bruegel the Elder, and Poussin, in the seventeenth...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 351–379.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of theory, the artist was also specific about the modes of spatial experience that he intended his canvases to inaugurate for a beholder. A detailed phenomenological account of how, in particular cases, the perceptual effects of Newman's paintings are created, both technically and artistically, helps...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 45–104.
Published: 01 January 2008
... “primitives,” they had taken the wrong road and ended up in a cul-de-sac, in contrast to contemporaries such as Géricault and Delacroix, Constable and Turner, who had taken the road that led, without break, to modernity. To the Nazarenes, however, as to the neoclassical artists of the turn of the eighteenth...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christy Anderson In 1941 Fritz Saxl and Rudolf Wittkower of the Warburg Institute organized an exhibition on English Art and the Mediterranean . The photographic exhibition showed the long history of artistic and cultural ties between English art and the classical tradition, employing Aby Warburg's...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 12–38.
Published: 01 January 2020
... as achievements of maturity and as a means of enlarging the self. Moreover, they all look to literature for figures that connect us to our preverbal selves and help to stimulate self-transformation. Artists—from Sophocles to Emerson, Melville, and (in the Cavellian reading of him) Freud—teach invaluable lessons...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 198–205.
Published: 01 May 2022
... entirely and generally not nothing). This essay explores what it means to say nothing in Tove Jansson's novella Fair Play (first published in Finland Swedish as Rent spel , 1989), an episodic account of the intertwined lives of two elderly artists. Through its careful staging of saying nothing, the text...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 487–504.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Linda Safran Art historians have long viewed southern Italy, especially the Salento region in Apulia, as a Byzantine artistic province even centuries after Byzantine rule ended there in c. 1070. The Orthodox monastery of Santa Maria di Cerrate, near Lecce, is widely considered to possess some...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 269–274.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Bruce B. Lawrence Few modern artists so consistently embodied a fuzzy logic of their own as did the Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain (1915 – 2011). His critics tried to define him as a reckless defamer of Hindu values, but another way to define him is as a dutiful devotee of a vision...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 557–568.
Published: 01 August 2012
... systems (political, economic, scientific, technological, artistic) and their vocabularies in order to examine the viability of human knowledge and the motivations underlying its creation. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 not for sale...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... critique of what the Romantic-Symbolist tradition of English poetry had become in the twentieth century. Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and other late Symbolists had turned artists into advocates of an irrational wisdom superior to reason and common sense, thus isolating—so Kermode argued—the world of art from...