Aesthetic Wilderness

SKU: 9780984665518

G. W. Smith

Aesthetic Wilderness

The thesis of this slim volume is that kinetic sculpture stands on the threshold of its golden age, but only to the extent that it can rediscover its roots as an art of the machine. Despite the twentieth century examples of Duchamp, Gabo, Tatlin, and Moholy-Nagy, this idea of adherence to the machine must remain as a radical viewpoint, but the author hopes to gain for it a sympathetic hearing by examining, in the tradition of John Henry Newman's Apologia, the historic struggle to come to terms with the principles of such an art, it being further understood that while no amount of theorizing can turn bad art into good, there is no major style of Western art which has not attracted to itself a like body of critical analysis.

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150 pages

Price: $10.60