Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2019

168 Pages | 10 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526129246

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Art and destruction

First Edition

Jared Pappas-Kelley

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers a bold rereading of recent media events such as the Momart/Saatchi Fire, Rachel Whiteread's House, art thefts and damaged works
  • Draws from a range of theorists, including Jean Baudrillard, Georges Bataille, Jean-Luc Nancy, Paul Virilio and Giorgio Agamben, alongside novelists such as Georges Perec, Thomas Mann and Tom McCarthy
  • Stylishly written, taking inspiration from a variety of examples such as the Winchester House story in San Jose and the Scheherazade character from One Thousand and One Nights
  • Features visual materials by a number of contemporary artists, including Thomas Hirschhorn, Urs Fischer, Louise Bourgeois, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Rachel Whiteread

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