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Material Thinking
By Paul Douglas Carter

Material Thinking

The Theory and Practice of Creative Research

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Material Thinking by Paul Douglas Carter

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Material Thinking is a ground-breaking book for artists, and for those who study or teach in the arts. Author and artist Paul Carter provides an intimate, first-hand account of how ideas are turned into works, and how the material thinking these artworks embody produces new understandings about ourselves, our histories and the culture we inhabit. Taking as his subject several artistic collaborations which resulted in performances, exhibitions or videos, Carter explores how each unfolded. In the course of this analysis he constructs a philosophy of how the practice and theory of making art are interconnected, a philosophy powerful enough to provide an intellectual underpinning for the new, and still developing, field of creative research. ---- Here is startling, practical erudition. Prodigious book-learning is laced with real understanding of what it means to make art, to infuse sullen matter with something rousing, delicate and vital.' -Ross Gibson, Research Professor of New Media & Digital Culture, UTS For twenty years I have campaigned for, and conducted, research in the medium of architecture itself, research that is not about a

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522851243
ISBN-10: 052285124X
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 182mm x 25mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Paul Douglas Carter

Paul Carter's many books include The Road to Botany Bay (1987), The Lie of the Land (1996) and Repressed Spaces (2002). His internationally-acclaimed public artworks include 'Relay' (Sydney 2000 Olympics, with Ruark Lewis) and 'Nearamnew' (with Lab architecture studio), a 7,500 square metre ground pattern with nine sculpted letter fields, installed at Federation Square, Melbourne, in 2003. He is Professorial Research Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

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