Paolozzi and Wittgenstein

The Artist and the Philosopher

Editors: Mantoan, Diego, Perissinotto, Luigi (Eds.)

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  • Illuminates the links between Eduardo Paolozzi and Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Explores how Wittgenstein's idea of art influenced the initiator of pop art
  • Provides cross-disciplinary insight into Wittengenstein's philosophy as applied to contemporary art
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This impressive edited collection investigates the relationship between British Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. At this time, when Paolozzi’s oeuvre is in the process of being rediscovered, his long-time fascination with Wittgenstein requires thorough exploration, as it discloses a deeper understanding of his artistic production, further helping to reassess the philosopher’s actual impact on visual arts and its theory in the second half of the 20th century.

 

With 13 diverse and comprehensive chapters, bringing together philosophers and art historians, this volume aims at retracing and pondering the influence of Wittgenstein on the idea of art in Paolozzi, thus giving an unprecedented insight into Wittgenstein’s philosophy as employed by contemporary artists.

About the authors

Diego Mantoan, Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History at Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy), works for renowned art archives across Europe and his earlier book “The Road To Parnassus” (2015) entered the 2016 Berger Prize long-list of The British Art Journal.

 

Luigi Perissinotto, Professor of Philosophy of Language and former Head of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy), is a renowned scholar of philosophy of language and a specialist in Wittgenstein.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Artist Who “Needed” Wittgenstein

    Pages 1-11

    Mantoan, Diego (et al.)

  • Aesthetic Family Resemblances Between Wittgenstein and Paolozzi

    Pages 15-29

    Borutti, Silvana

  • The Philosopher as Artist: Ludwig Wittgenstein Seen Through Eduardo Paolozzi

    Pages 31-43

    Huemer, Wolfgang

  • Paolozzi and the Diverse Manners of Ornamenting Wittgenstein in the Arts

    Pages 45-53

    Puppo, Alessandro

  • Assembled Pieces: Collage Techniques in the Work of Eduardo Paolozzi and Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Pages 55-67

    Wienigk, Maren

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paolozzi and Wittgenstein
Book Subtitle
The Artist and the Philosopher
Editors
  • Diego Mantoan
  • Luigi Perissinotto
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15846-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15846-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15845-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 222
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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