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Image and Text in Conceptual Art

Critical Operations in Context

Authors: Kalyva, Eve

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  • Employs a multidisciplinary approach drawing from art history and theory, visual communication, philosophy, discourse analysis, literary criticism, and social semiotics
  • Uses case studies from different geographical and socio-political sites: the UK, the USA, and Argentina
  • Stakes a claim that can be applied to visual culture studies and suggests that conceptual art and other forms of art can be understood not only through an engagement with art’s aesthetic, but also its rhetoric
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About this book

This book examines the use of image and text juxtapositions in conceptual art as a strategy for challenging several ideological and institutional demands placed on art. While conceptual art is generally identified by its use of language, this book makes clear exactly how language was used. In particular, it asks: How has the presence of language in a visual art context changed the ways art is talked about, theorised and produced? Image and Text in Conceptual Art demonstrates how artworks communicate in context and evaluates their critical potential. It discusses international case studies and draws resources from art history and theory, philosophy, discourse analysis, literary criticism and social semiotics. Engaging the critical and social dimensions of art, it proposes three methods of analysis that consider the work’s performative gesture, its logico-semantic relations and the rhetorical operations in the discursive creation of meaning. This book offers a comprehensive method of analysis that can be applied beyond conceptual art.

About the authors

Eve Kalyva’s research concerns post-sixties and contemporary art, multimodality and the relation between art and politics. She has taught at universities in the United Kingdom and Argentina, and collaborated with international art institutions as curator and artist in residence. Her publications cover art history and criticism, philosophy, social semiotics, image and text studies, Latin American studies, museum studies and visual culture.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83205-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Image and Text in Conceptual Art
Book Subtitle
Critical Operations in Context
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45086-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45086-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45085-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83205-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 264
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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