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Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 55/56: Absconding

Edited by Francesco Pellizzi

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ISBN 9780873658546

Publication: January 2010


360 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

200 halftones

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This volume includes the editorial “Can the referent abscond with its own representation?” by Thomas Crow; “Ivory towers” by Richard Taws; “Are shadows transparent?” by Roberto Casati; “The hidden witness of everything” by David Doris; “Absconding in plain sight” by Roberta Bonetti; “Immanence out of sight” by Joyce Cheng; “A concrete experience of nothing” by William Smith; “Believing in art” by Irene Small; “Repositories of the unconditional” by Gabriele Guercio; “Behind the colonnade” by Clemente Marconi; “The myth of ‘unmade’ images and the art of absconding” by Gerhard Wolf; “Moving eyes” by Bissera Pentcheva; “Interior motives” by Melissa Katz; “‘A secret kind of charm not to be expressed or discerned’” by Rebecca Zorach; “Out of sight, yet still in place” by Minou Schraven; “Roma sotterranea and the biogenesis of New Jerusalem” by Irina Oryshkevich; “Style and substance, or why the Cacaxtla paintings were buried” by Claudia Brittenham; “Apparition painting” by Yukio Lippit; “Enlivening the soul in Chinese tombs” by Wu Hung; “Seeing through dead eyes” by Jonathan Hay; “On the ‘true body’ of Huineng” by Michele Matteini; “Boxed in” by Miranda Lash; “Digitalisation” by Boris Groys; and “Des figures et des catégories” by Remo Guidieri.