9781780766454

Ugliness The Non-Beautiful in Art and Theory

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9781780766454

  • ISBN10:

    1780766459

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-02-27
  • Publisher: INDEPENDENT PUB GROUP

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • eCampus.com Logo Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $135.00 Save up to $13.50
  • Rent Book $121.50
    Add to Cart Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

Ugliness is very much alive in the history of art. From ritual invocations of mythic monsters to the scare tactics of the early twentieth-century avant-garde, the cabinet of curiosities to the identity politics of today, the ugly has been every bit as active as beauty, and often much more of a reality… why then has it been so neglected.

This book seeks to remedy this oversight through both broad theoretical reflection and concrete case studies of ugliness in various historical and cultural contexts. The protagonists range from cooks to psychoanalysts, the object, from war prostheses to plates of asparagus, on a world stage stretching from ancient Athens to Singapore today. Drawing across disciplinary and cultural boundaries, the writers illuminated why ugliness, associated over the millennia with negative categories ranging from sin and stupidity to triviality and boredom, remains central to art and cultural practice.

Author Biography

Andrei Pop is Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Mechtild Widrich is Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of architecture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Rethinking Ugliness; Andrei Pop and Mechtild Widrich
PART I: THE POLITICS OF UGLINESS
1. The Ugly Face Club: A Case Study in the Tangled Politics and Aesthetics of Deformity; Gretchen E. Henderson
2. The Face of War; Suzannah Biernoff
3. Picasso and the Psychoanalysts; Brandon Taylor
4. The 'Ugliness' of the Avant-garde; Mechtild Widrich
PART II: THE EXPERIENCE OF UGLINESS
5. Ribera's Grotesque Heads: Between Anatomical Study and Cultural Curiosity; Edward Payne
6. The Studio and the Kitchen: Culinary Ugliness as Pictorial Stigmatisation in Nineteenth-Century France; Frédérique Desbuissons
7. I'm Ugly Because You Hate Me: Ugliness and Negative Empathy in Oskar Kokoschka's Early Self-Portraiture; Kathryn Simpson
8. From Political Travesties to Aesthetic Justice – the Ugly in Teo Eng Seng's D Cells; Adele Tan
PART III: THE THEORY OF UGLINESS
9. Can Beauty and Ugliness Coexist?; Andrei Pop
10. Putrefied, Deliquescent, Amorphous: The 'Liquefying' Rhetoric of Ugliness; Kassandra Nakas
11. Orderly Ugliness, Anamorphosis and Visionary Worlds. Jurgis Baltrušaitis' Contribution to Art History; Odeta Žukauskiene
12. Three Definitions of Ugliness (1765, 1843, 1882)

Rewards Program

Reviews for Ugliness The Non-Beautiful in Art and Theory (9781780766454)