Seams: Art as a Philosophical Context by Stephen MelvilleSeams: Art as a Philosophical Context by Stephen Melville

Seams: Art as a Philosophical Context

byStephen Melville, Jeremy Gilbert-RolfeEditorStephen Melville

Paperback | December 1, 1996

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Title:Seams: Art as a Philosophical ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.5 inPublished:December 1, 1996

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ISBN - 10:9057010216

ISBN - 13:9789057010217

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Stephen Melville is one of the most thoughtful critics to emerge in recent years. He has applied the tools developed by Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan to the problems of contemporary art. With his roots in Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, he reopens questions of art's reception, interpretation, and commentary. Not only does he articulate the limitations of these catagories, and how they are set into motion - stasis and balance are not the goal. He demonstrates how the territory of each of these discourses in maintained by their relationship to one another. Melville's texts not only represent the complexity of his subject, but also the intricate interface between the art object, history, and philosophical interpretation.