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Theory of the Gimmick

Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674984547

Publication Date: 06/16/2020

Academic Trade

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

38 photos, 4 illus.

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Theory of the Gimmick
  • 2. Transparency and Magic in the Gimmick as Technique
  • 3. Readymade Ideas
  • 4. It Follows, or Financial Imps
  • 5. Visceral Abstractions
  • 6. Rødland’s Gimmick
  • 7. The Color of Value: Stan Douglas’s Suspiria
  • 8. Henry James’s “Same Secret Principle”
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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