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Aug 19, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed. “Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part One” posted on May 16, 2014. The opening section of the discussion of Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1991) by Lyotard explains how the philosopher came to his updating of the Sublime through Kant’s conception of the “event.” The “event” is an event, which because [more]
Aug 11, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed: The Differend. Phrases in Dispute (1983)  Jean-François Lyotard Part Three. “Defining the Event” was posted on May 9, 2014. With the backdrop of the intellectual debates over the Holocaust in France in the background, this series concludes with Lyotard’s concept of the “Event,” which stops “history” in its progressive tracks. Part of Lyotard’s [more]
Aug 4, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed: The Differend. Phrases in Dispute by Jean-François Lyotard Part Two. “Defining the Différend” was posted on May 2, 2014. This series, subtitled “The Differend as the Postmodern Condition,” points out that this book traces its origins back to The Postmodern Condition. A Report on Knowledge, which had examined the way in which [more]
Jul 28, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed: The Differend. Phrases in Dispute (1983) by Jean-François Lyotard Part One. The Historical Content”  was posted on April 25, 2014. The discussion of this significant book, “The Differend,” published in 1983 examines the political context of this book, which signaled a shift away from Marxism and towards a long protracted dialogue with the [more]
Jul 21, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge  (1979) by Jean-François Lyotard Part Three  Part Three, “Knowledge and Education,” of the three part series on of a three-part series on Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 “The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge” was posted on April 18, 2014. This series proposes to re-write and re-consider the [more]
Jul 14, 2014
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Jean-François Lyotard. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1979) Part Two, “Knowledge and Education,” of the three part series on of a three-part series on Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge was posted on April 11, 2014. This series proposes to re-write and re-consider the entire book in relation to the [more]
Jul 7, 2014
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photo 2EXPRESSIONISM AT LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART  From van Gogh to Kandinsky in Germany and France June 8-September 14, 2014  Once again, my dear friend Lena Rivkin and I set off for one of our days at LACMA. I went on line and ordered two tickets for us to attend the expensive show on [more]
Jul 7, 2014
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Jean-François Lyotard. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge  (1979) Part One, “The Metanarrative,” of a three-part series on Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge was posted on April 4, 2014. This series proposes to re-write and re-consider the entire book in relation to the 21st century. Written in 1979 upon the request [more]
Jun 30, 2014
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ART AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE Part Two of “Art and Thick Description,” a series on the relationship between Clifford Geertz and art history was posted on March 28, 2014 on Art History Unstuffed. This post discusses the bricoleur nature of the work and thought of Clifford Geertz. Not only did he borrow from Erwin Panofsky and [more]
Jun 23, 2014
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ART AND THICK DESCRIPTION CLIFFORD GEERTZ AND ART HISTORY Part One of “Art and Thick Description,” a series on the relationship between Clifford Geertz and art history was posted on March 21, 2014 on Art History Unstuffed. This post discusses the ways in which Geertz developed his idea of “thick description” from his studies of [more]

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