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The Resource Slow art : the experience of looking, sacred images to James Turrell, Arden Reed

Slow art : the experience of looking, sacred images to James Turrell, Arden Reed

Label
Slow art : the experience of looking, sacred images to James Turrell
Title
Slow art
Title remainder
the experience of looking, sacred images to James Turrell
Statement of responsibility
Arden Reed
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More Americans visit art museums annually than attend all major-league sporting events. Yet many come away dissatisfied, because art rarely yields itself to the few seconds most viewers spend on individual works. In a culture of distraction, Slow Art models ways to extend and enrich acts of looking. This study defines a new aesthetic field crossing centuries and mediums, including video, photography, land and installation art, painting, performance, sculpture, and fiction. Also tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), live restagings of artworks. Often dismissed as marginal, the practice is fundamental--poised between motion and stasis, life and art--witness its current flourishing. This history of looking includes Diderot, Emma Hamilton, Oscar Wilde, Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Andy Warhol, Richard Serra. But rather than a set of objects, slow art names a dynamic relationship that transpires between objects and observers. Slow art enacts tacit contracts between works that have designs on us and beholders who invest in them. Slow art emerged in the 18th century, when cultural acceleration created the need to cushion the pace of social life. Simultaneously, however, secularization closed off traditional means to do so. Slow art offers secular viewers pleasures and consolations that engaging sacred images did in ages of faith. Slow art offers objects their due attention, and offers observers meaningful encounters. Such experiences are available to everybody by practicing the pleasures of lingering. Because such opportunities are not given, Slow Art proposes strategies for artists, artworks, and beholders"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Arden
Dewey number
701/.18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.T27
LC item number
R44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turrell, James
  • Turrell, James
  • Art appreciation
  • Art and society
  • Tableaux (Art)
  • Art and society
  • Art appreciation
  • Tableaux (Art)
Label
Slow art : the experience of looking, sacred images to James Turrell, Arden Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : marking time -- What is slow art? (when images swell into events and events condense into images) -- Living pictures -- Before slow art -- Slow art emerges in modernity I : secularization from Diderot to Wilde -- Slow art emerges in modernity II : the great age of speed -- Slow fiction, film, video, performance, 1960 to 2010 -- Slow photography, painting, installation art, sculpture, 1960 to 2010 -- Angel and devil of slow art
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780520285507
Lccn
2016040760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958876511
  • (OCoLC)ocn958876511
Label
Slow art : the experience of looking, sacred images to James Turrell, Arden Reed
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : marking time -- What is slow art? (when images swell into events and events condense into images) -- Living pictures -- Before slow art -- Slow art emerges in modernity I : secularization from Diderot to Wilde -- Slow art emerges in modernity II : the great age of speed -- Slow fiction, film, video, performance, 1960 to 2010 -- Slow photography, painting, installation art, sculpture, 1960 to 2010 -- Angel and devil of slow art
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780520285507
Lccn
2016040760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958876511
  • (OCoLC)ocn958876511

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