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Description - Painting as Model by Yve-Alain Bois

Informed by both structuralism and post-structuralism, these essays by Yve-Alain Bois seek to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse. Warning against the uncritical adoption of theoretical fashions and equally against the a priori rejection of all theory, Bois argues that theory is best employed in response to the specific demands of a critical problem. The essays demonstrate the uses of various theoretical approaches in conjunction with close reading of both paintings and texts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262521802
ISBN-10: 0262521806
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Pages: 357
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 4-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Yve-Alain Bois

Henry J. Aaron is Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair at the Brookings Institution.

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