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SILENCE/SCHWEIGEN: UBER DIE STUMME PRAXIS DER KUNST. Andreas Beyer and Laurent Le Bon. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich, 2015. 320 pp. 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783422072923 Bilingual in English and German.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Classic genres of the fine arts are characterized by not requiring any sounds or voice. However, this nonverbal quality allows works of art to become a challenge for art history, which is bound to language and writing. The expression "silent poetry" used for painting or architecture is an eloquent indicator for the communicative effect of forms of expression, which are measured by language but whose silent gestures nevertheless have to be judged using their own categories. The topos of the underlying non-describability of art refers to aspects like aura and atmosphere, opening the wide field of pictorial rhetoric, and leading up to the museum practices used to hang paintings. The text is in English, French, and German.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168890
Hardcover $85.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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