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The Resource Charles Sheeler : modernism, precisionism and the borders of abstraction, Mark Rawlinson

Charles Sheeler : modernism, precisionism and the borders of abstraction, Mark Rawlinson

Label
Charles Sheeler : modernism, precisionism and the borders of abstraction
Title
Charles Sheeler
Title remainder
modernism, precisionism and the borders of abstraction
Statement of responsibility
Mark Rawlinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Sheeler was the stark poet of the machine age. Photographer of the Ford Motor Company and founder of the painting movement Precisionism, he is remembered as a promoter of - and also an apologist for - the industrialised capitalist ethic. This major new rethink of one of the key figures of American modernism argues that Sheeler's true relationship to progress was in fact highly negative, his 'precisionism' both skewed and imprecise." "Covering the entire oeuvre from photography to painting, Mark Rawlinson considers Sheeler's approach in light of Theodor Adorno's critique of rationalisation and through close readings of the works themselves. Drawing attention to the inconsistencies and curiosities embedded in Sheeler's work, hitherto seen as little more than visual 'puzzles', Rawlinson reveals a profound critique of the processes of rationalisation and a concern with the inability to dwell under the conditions of modernity. Finally he argues for a re-evaluation of Sheeler's often-dismissed late works of the 1940s and 1950s which, he suggests, may only be understood through a radical shift in critical perspective and expectation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rawlinson, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6537.S523
LC item number
R39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Machinery in art
  • Industry in art
  • Sheeler, Charles
Label
Charles Sheeler : modernism, precisionism and the borders of abstraction, Mark Rawlinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Musing on Primitiveness.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Photograph, a Drawing and a Painting: Sheeler's New York Series.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Disappearing Subject: Self-Portrait.
  • p. 77
  • 4.
  • Is it Still Life? Sheeler, Adorno and Dwelling.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • Between Commission and Autonomy: Sheeler's River Rouge.
  • p. 128
  • 6.
  • Late Work/Late Style.
  • p. 164
  • Notes
  • Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 210 p., [8] p. of pl.
Isbn
9781850439028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Charles Sheeler : modernism, precisionism and the borders of abstraction, Mark Rawlinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Musing on Primitiveness.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Photograph, a Drawing and a Painting: Sheeler's New York Series.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Disappearing Subject: Self-Portrait.
  • p. 77
  • 4.
  • Is it Still Life? Sheeler, Adorno and Dwelling.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • Between Commission and Autonomy: Sheeler's River Rouge.
  • p. 128
  • 6.
  • Late Work/Late Style.
  • p. 164
  • Notes
  • Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 210 p., [8] p. of pl.
Isbn
9781850439028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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