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Una casa para el sueño de la razón

Una casa para el sueño de la razón. Ensayo sobre bourgeois
  • Collection: Ad Litteram
  • Author: Mieke Bal
  • Year: 2007
  • Format: 15 × 23 × 1 cm; 131 p.
  • Binding: TAPA BLANDA
  • ISBN: 978-84-935369-2-3
  • Price: 15 € (TAX incl.)

In this essay, Mieke Bal presents Louise Bourgeois¿ work as a theoretical object, one that can teach us how to think, speak, and write about art. Bal argues that art must be understood in relation to the present time of viewing as opposed to the less-immediate contexts of what has preceded the viewing, such as the historical influences of the past, art movements and the artist¿s biography. In ten chapters, Bal demonstrates that the closer the engagement with the work of art, the more adequate the result of the analysis. In this regard, she also confronts issues of biography and autobiography -- core themes in Bourgeois¿ work -- and evaluates the consequences of ahistorical experiences for art criticism, drawing on diverse sources such as Bernini, Benjamin, and Eisenstein.