The Picture In Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation by Mark C. TaylorThe Picture In Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation by Mark C. Taylor

The Picture In Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation

byMark C. Taylor

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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A rich exploration of the possibilities of representation after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new study charts the logic and continuity of Mark Tansey's painting by considering the philosophical ideas behind Tansey's art. Taylor examines how Tansey uses structuralist and poststructuralist thought as well as catastrophe, chaos, and complexity theory to create paintings that please the eye while provoking the mind. Taylor's clear accounts of thinkers ranging from Plato, Kant, and Hegel to Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and de Man will be an invaluable contribution to students and teachers of art.

Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His most recent book is After God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Title:The Picture In Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of RepresentationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:151 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226791297

ISBN - 13:9780226791296

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Picturing Painting
2. Re-presenting Representation
3. Sutures of Structures
4. Painting Under Erasure
5. Figuring Complexity
6. Transitions
References for Paintings
Index

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Mark C. Taylor examines Mark Tansey’s paintings from a philosophical standpoint by exploring his use of structuralism, post-structuralism, chaos and complexity in his art. In The Picture in Question, Taylor brings together arguments and theories from such philosophers as Plato, Kant, Hegel and Derrida in a rich debate on the evolution of art after modernism.