To Destroy Painting by Louis MarinTo Destroy Painting by Louis Marin

To Destroy Painting

byLouis Marin

Paperback | March 1, 1994

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The work of the eminent French cultural critic Louis Marin (1931-92) is becoming increasingly important to English-speaking scholars concerned with issues of representation. To Destroy Painting, first published in France in 1977, marks a milestone in Marin's thought about the aims of painting in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A meditation on the work of Poussin and Caravaggio and on their milieux, the book explores a number of notions implied by theories of painting and offers insight into the aims and effects of visual representaion.
Title:To Destroy PaintingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226505359

ISBN - 13:9780226505350

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Table of Contents

Postscript in the Guise of an Introduction
Key Texts
Allegory: The Golden Bough or the Theory of Mimesis
Questions, Hypotheses, Discourse
The Arcadian Landscape
On Nominal Sentences, Fragments, Epitaphs, and Epigraphs
A Letter, a Shadow, and an Interpretive Key
Theoretical and Methodological Introduction
An Analytic Strategy and a Mythical Ruse
The Portrait in the Convex Mirror
The Medusa Head as Historical Painting
Psychoanalytic Interlude
Of Light, Shadows, and Narrative
Et in arca hoc
Works Cited