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Beholding

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Zusatztext A beautifully-written interdisciplinary book that acknowledges the permeability of the once strong divisions that separated art! architecture! the cinema and design. Artist and theorist Ken Wilder explains! through his theory of beholding! how the audience's viewing conditions can shape their understanding of an art work. Zusammenfassung Beholding considers the spatially situated encounter between artwork and spectator. It argues that artworks created for specific places or conditions structure a reciprocal encounter! which is completed by the presence of a beholder. These are works which demand the 'beholder's share'! but not! as Ernst Gombrich famously claimed! to sustain an illusion. Rather! Beholding reconfigures Gombrich's notion of the beholder's share as a set of 'licensed' imaginative and cognitive projections.Each chapter frames a particular work of art from the remit of a complementary theoretical text. The book establishes a transhistorical notion of the spatially situated encounter! and considers the role of the architectural host in bringing the beholder's orientation into play. The book engages a diverse range of practices: from Renaissance painting and group portraiture to intermedia practices of installation and performance art. Written within the broad remit of reception aesthetics! the book proposes a phenomenological theory of beholding! argued through an in-depth examination of artworks and their spatial contexts! selected for their explanatory potential. These various encounters allocate different constitutive roles to the beholder! bringing not only spatial and temporal orientation into play! but also a repertoire of anticipated ideas and beliefs. Informationen zum Autor Ken Wilder is Reader in Spatial Design at the Chelsea College of Arts! University of the Arts London! UK Inhaltsverzeichnis List of PlatesList of FiguresPrefaceAcknowledgments Introduction Part I: Sacred Imagery Chapter 1: The Beholder As WitnessChapter 2: Of Clouds and Terrestrial BeholdersChapter 3: The Melancholic Beholder Part II: Group Portraiture Chapter 4: The Artist as BeholderChapter 5: Two Modes of BeholdingChapter 6: Theatricality and the Beholder PART III: Abstraction Chapter Seven: Beholding a 'Reversible' SpaceChapter Eight: Virtual Space and the 'Literal' BeholderChapter Nine: On Repetition and Beholding PART IV: Intermedia Chapter Ten: The Complicit BeholderChapter Eleven: The Beholder in the Expanded FieldChapter Twelve: The Dislocated BeholderBibliographyNotes ...

Vorwort
The book explores the role of the space of reception in structuring a reciprocal encounter between artwork and beholder, and establishes a transhistorical notion of this encounter as fundamental to situated art.

Autorentext
Ken Wilder is Reader in Spatial Design at the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK

Zusammenfassung
Beholding considers the spatially situated encounter between artwork and spectator. It argues that artworks created for specific places or conditions structure a reciprocal encounter, which is completed by the presence of a beholder. These are works which demand the 'beholder's share', but not, as Ernst Gombrich famously claimed, to sustain an illusion. Rather, Beholding reconfigures Gombrich's notion of the beholder's share as a set of 'licensed' imaginative and cognitive projections. Each chapter frames a particular work of art from the remit of a complementary theoretical text. The book establishes a transhistorical notion of the spatially situated encounter, and considers the role of the architectural host in bringing the beholder's orientation into play. The book engages a diverse range of practices: from Renaissance painting and group portraiture to intermedia practices of installation and performance art. Written within the broad remit of reception aesthetics, the book proposes a phenomenological theory of beholding, argued through an in-depth examination of artworks and their spatial contexts, selected for their explanatory potential. These various encounters allocate different constitutive roles to the beholder, bringing not only spatial and temporal orientation into play, but also a repertoire of anticipated ideas and beliefs.

Inhalt
List of Plates List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Sacred Imagery Chapter 1: The Beholder As Witness Chapter 2: Of Clouds and Terrestrial Beholders Chapter 3: The Melancholic Beholder Part II: Group Portraiture Chapter 4: The Artist as Beholder Chapter 5: Two Modes of Beholding Chapter 6: Theatricality and the Beholder PART III: Abstraction Chapter Seven: Beholding a 'Reversible' Space Chapter Eight: Virtual Space and the 'Literal' Beholder Chapter Nine: On Repetition and Beholding PART IV: Intermedia Chapter Ten: The Complicit Beholder Chapter Eleven: The Beholder in the Expanded Field Chapter Twelve: The Dislocated Beholder Bibliography Notes

Produktinformationen

Titel: Beholding
Untertitel: Situated Art and the Aesthetics of Reception
Autor:
EAN: 9781350088405
ISBN: 978-1-350-08840-5
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Gewicht: g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2020