Into the Light of Things: The Art of the Commonplace from Wordsworth to John Cage (New edition)

Into the Light of Things: The Art of the Commonplace from Wordsworth to John Cage (New edition)

By: George J. Leonard (author)Paperback

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This revision of avant-garde history traces a direct line back from John Cage, pop and conceptual art, through the Futurists, to Whitman, Emerson, Ruskin, Carlyle and Wordsworth, showing how the art of everyday objects, often thought an exclusively contemporary phenomenon, actually began as far back as 1800. In recovering the links between such seemingly disparate figures, this work is intended to provide a better understanding of modern culture.

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Contents

Preface Acknowledgments I: The End of Art? II: The Status of the Art Object Relative to Mere Real Things Before 1800 III: Confronting the Art Object: The Simple Produce of the Common Day A: William Wordsworth: The Simple Produce of the Common Day B: Thomas Carlyle: Natural Supernaturalism C: John Ruskin IV: Leaving the Raft Behind: John Cage A: Recontextualizing Cage: Industrial Supernaturalism, Suzukian Zen, and the Buddha's Raft B: The Simple Produce Changes: The Industrial Revolution and the Crisis of Natural Supernaturalism C: On the Buddha's Raft D: The Ultimate Object E: Ecology: 24'00" Epilogue Notes Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/07/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780226472539
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780226472539
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 0226472531
  • edition: New edition

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