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Comic Abstraction

Author : Roxana Marcoci
Publisher : The Museum of Modern Art
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Art
ISBN : 0870707094

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Comic Abstraction by Roxana Marcoci Pdf

In recent years a number of artists have transmuted the lexicon of comic strips and films, cartoons and animation into a new, representational mode of 'comic abstraction'. From Julie Mehretu's intricately layered paintings to Arturo Herrera's psychological collages, the world of comic abstraction reflects the intensely personal relationship that many contemporary artists maintain with the political makeup of the world. Bridging the rift between abstract form and social consciousness in ways that are both critical and playful, this exhibition presents the first investigation into the experimental outgrowths of comic abstraction.

Comics and Power

Author : Rikke Platz Cortsen,Erin La Cour,Anne Magnussen
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 355 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2015-02-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781443875059

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Comics and Power by Rikke Platz Cortsen,Erin La Cour,Anne Magnussen Pdf

Many introductions to comics scholarship books begin with an anecdote recounting the author’s childhood experiences reading comics, thereby testifying to the power of comics to engage and impact youth, but comics and power are intertwined in a numbers of ways that go beyond concern for children’s reading habits. Comics and Power presents very different methods of studying the complex and diverse relationship between comics and power. Divided into three sections, its 14 chapters discuss how comics interact with, reproduce, and/or challenge existing power structures – from the comics medium and its institutions to discourses about art, subjectivity, identity, and communities. The contributors and their work, as such, represent a new generation of comics research that combines the study of comics as a unique art form with a focus on the ways in which comics – like any other medium – participate in shaping the societies of which they are part.

It's Abstraction, Concretely

Author : John McGreal
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2017-02-21
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781788036429

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It's Abstraction, Concretely by John McGreal Pdf

John McGreal's three new books – It’s Abstraction, Concretely, It’s Figuration, Groundly and It’s Representation, Really – continue the ‘It’ Series published by Matador since 2010. They constitute another stage in an artistic journey exploring the visual and audial dialectic of mark, word and image that began over 25 years ago. Emerging out of the first books on the Bibliograph published in 2016, initiated with It’s Nothing, Seriously, these new texts retain some of the same structural features. The Bibliographs contain the same focus on repetition and variation in meaning of their dominant motifs of representation, abstraction and figuration which have framed philosophical discourse on epistemology and ontology in aesthetics; their chance placement in each Bibliograph interspersed with one another displaying and enhancing similarities and differences. At the same time these works constitute a development in the aesthetic form of the Bibliograph. In earlier works on Nothing, Absence and Silence, it was just a question of finding and transferring given textual references from their source to construct their Bibliographs, with the focus being on the strategic position of the latter within each book. In these new works, the concern has been with working on the line and shape of the references themselves, with their enhanced spacial form as well as that of each Bibliograph as a whole. In shaping and spacing the referential images, the place of words and letters became as important as their semantic & syntactical role. Expansion and contraction of whole words was used to enhance this process. Under such detailed attention their breakdown into particles of language, into part-words and single letters was a result. The recombination of elements produced new words in a process of restrangement with new sequences of letters having visual rather than semantic value. The play on prefixes of dominant motifs yielded new words as did tmesis. This concern with the form of referential images does not preclude an equal commitment to their content. The aleatory character of textual entries in each Bibliograph encourage the reader to let his or her mind go; to read in a new way on diverse contemporary issues across conventional boundaries in the arts and sciences at several levels of physical, psychical and social reproduction.

Comic Art in Museums

Author : Kim A. Munson
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2020-07-23
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781496828088

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Comic Art in Museums by Kim A. Munson Pdf

Contributions by Kenneth Baker, Jaqueline Berndt, Albert Boime, John Carlin, Benoit Crucifix, David Deitcher, Michael Dooley, Damian Duffy, M. C. Gaines, Paul Gravett, Diana Green, Karen Green, Doug Harvey, Charles Hatfield, M. Thomas Inge, Leslie Jones, Jonah Kinigstein, Denis Kitchen, John A. Lent, Dwayne McDuffie, Andrei Molotiu, Alvaro de Moya, Kim A. Munson, Cullen Murphy, Gary Panter, Trina Robbins, Rob Salkowitz, Antoine Sausverd, Art Spiegelman, Scott Timberg, Carol Tyler, Brian Walker, Alexi Worth, Joe Wos, and Craig Yoe Through essays and interviews, Kim A. Munson’s anthology tells the story of the over-thirty-year history of the artists, art critics, collectors, curators, journalists, and academics who championed the serious study of comics, the trends and controversies that produced institutional interest in comics, and the wax and wane and then return of comic art in museums. Audiences have enjoyed displays of comic art in museums as early as 1930. In the mid-1960s, after a period when most representational and commercial art was shunned, comic art began a gradual return to art museums as curators responded to the appropriation of comics characters and iconography by such famous pop artists as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. From the first-known exhibit to show comics in art historical context in 1942 to the evolution of manga exhibitions in Japan, this volume regards exhibitions both in the United States and internationally. With over eighty images and thoughtful essays by Denis Kitchen, Brian Walker, Andrei Molotiu, Paul Gravett, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, and Charles Hatfield, among others, this anthology shows how exhibitions expanded the public dialogue about comic art and our expectation of “good art”—displaying how dedicated artists, collectors, fans, and curators advanced comics from a frequently censored low-art medium to a respected art form celebrated worldwide.

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 745 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9780190917944

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The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies by Frederick Luis Aldama Pdf

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds.

Caricature and National Character

Author : Christopher J. Gilbert
Publisher : Penn State Press
Page : 341 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2021-05-27
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780271089904

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Caricature and National Character by Christopher J. Gilbert Pdf

According to the popular maxim, a nation at war reveals its true character. In this incisive work, Chris Gilbert examines the long history of US war politics through the lens of political cartoons to provide new, unique insights into American cultural identity. Tracing the comic representation of American values from the First World War to the War on Terror, Gilbert explores the power of humor in caricature to expose both the folly in jingoistic virtues and the sometimes-strange fortune in nationalistic vices. He examines the artwork of four exemplary American cartoonists—James Montgomery Flagg, Dr. Seuss, Ollie Harrington, and Ann Telnaes—to craft a trenchant image of Americanism. These examinations animate the rhetorical, and indeed comic, force of icons like Uncle Sam, national symbols like the American Eagle, political stooges like President Donald J. Trump, and more, as well as the power of political cartoons to comment on issues of race, class, and gender on the home front. Throughout, Gilbert portrays a US culture rooted in and riven by ideas of manifest destiny, patriotism, and democracy for all, yet plagued by ugly forms of nationalism, misogyny, racism, and violence. Rich with examples of hilarious and masterfully drawn caricatures from a diverse range of creators, this unflinching look at the evolution of our conflicted national character illustrates how American cartoonists use farce, mockery, and wit to put national character in the comic looking glass.

The Comics of Chris Ware

Author : David M. Ball,Martha B. Kuhlman
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Comic books, strips, etc
ISBN : 9781604734423

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The Comics of Chris Ware by David M. Ball,Martha B. Kuhlman Pdf

An assessment of the achievement and aesthetic of one of America's brightest comics innovators

Abstract Comics

Author : Andrei Molotiu
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Art--Abstract
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124163507

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Abstract Comics by Andrei Molotiu Pdf

Beginning with the experiments of Saul Steinberg, through some of the morepsychedelic creations of R. Crumb, and more recently, cartoonists created comicswhose panels contain little to no representational imagery, and which tell nostories. Reduced to the panel grid, brushstrokes, and sometimes colors, abstractcomics highlight the formal mechanisms that underlie all comics. The firstcollection devoted to this genre, Abstract Comics: The Anthology, isedited by Andrei Molotiu, an art historian and contemporary abstract-comiccreator. It gathers the best abstract comics so far, including early experimentsby Gary Panter, Moebius, Patrick McDonnell, and Lewis Trondheim, and pieces bylittle-known pioneers such as Benoit Joly, Bill Boichel and Jeff Zenick, as wellas by recent practitioners such as Ibn al Rabin, Billy Mavreas, Mark StaffBrandl, and many others. Abstract Comics also features first attempts,commissioned specifically for this anthology, by well-known cartoonists such asJames Kochalka, Ivan Brunetti, J.R. Williams and Warren Craghead.

Comics and Narration

Author : Thierry Groensteen
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2013-02-18
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781628467963

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Comics and Narration by Thierry Groensteen Pdf

This book is the follow-up to Thierry Groensteen's groundbreaking The System of Comics, in which the leading French-language comics theorist set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic solidarity, and showing the systems that underlie the articulation between panels at three levels: page layout, linear sequence, and nonsequential links woven through the comic book as a whole. He now develops that analysis further, using examples from a very wide range of comics, including the work of American artists such as Chris Ware and Robert Crumb. He tests out his theoretical framework by bringing it up against cases that challenge it, such as abstract comics, digital comics and shojo manga, and offers insightful reflections on these innovations. In addition, he includes lengthy chapters on three areas not covered in the first book. First, he explores the role of the narrator, both verbal and visual, and the particular issues that arise out of narration in autobiographical comics. Second, Groensteen tackles the question of rhythm in comics, and the skill demonstrated by virtuoso artists in intertwining different rhythms over and above the basic beat provided by the discontinuity of the panels. And third he resets the relationship of comics to contemporary art, conditioned by cultural history and aesthetic traditions but evolving recently as comics artists move onto avant-garde terrain.


Author : Anonim
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2023-10-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Abstract Resistance

Author : Yasmil Raymond,Marcus Steinweg,Thomas Hirschhorn,Simon Baier
Publisher :
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780935640953

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Abstract Resistance by Yasmil Raymond,Marcus Steinweg,Thomas Hirschhorn,Simon Baier Pdf

Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Walker Art Center. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 27-May 23, 2010.

Toward a Counternarrative Theology of Race and Whiteness

Author : Christopher M. Baker
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 202 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2022-05-10
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9783030993436

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Toward a Counternarrative Theology of Race and Whiteness by Christopher M. Baker Pdf

This book argues that “race” and “whiteness” are central to the construction of the modern world. Constructive Theology needs to take them seriously as primary theological problems. In doing so, Constructive Theology must fundamentally change its approach, and draw from the emerging field of Philosophy of Race. Christopher M. Baker develops a genealogy of race that understands “whiteness” as a kind secular soteriology, and develops a counternarrative theological method informed by resources from Philosophy of Race. He then deploys that method to read science fiction cinema and superhero stories as cultural, racial, and theological documents that can be critically engaged and redeployed as counternarratives to dominant racial narratives.

Elmer Bischoff

Author : Susan Landauer,Elmer Bischoff,Oakland Museum,Orange County Museum of Art (Calif.),Norton Museum of Art
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2001-10-30
Category : Art
ISBN : 0520230426

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Elmer Bischoff by Susan Landauer,Elmer Bischoff,Oakland Museum,Orange County Museum of Art (Calif.),Norton Museum of Art Pdf

A major new biography of the great San Francisco Bay area artist chronicles the life, art, and teaching career of the Abstract Expressionist painter. Simultaneous.

Art History for Comics

Author : Ian Horton,Maggie Gray
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 249 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2022-09-20
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9783031073533

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Art History for Comics by Ian Horton,Maggie Gray Pdf

This book looks at comics through the lens of Art History, examining the past influence of art-historical methodologies on comics scholarship to scope how they can be applied to Comics Studies in the present and future. It unearths how early comics scholars deployed art-historical approaches, including stylistic analysis, iconography, Cultural History and the social history of art, and proposes how such methodologies, updated in light of disciplinary developments within Art History, could be usefully adopted in the study of comics today. Through a series of indicative case studies of British and American comics like Eagle, The Mighty Thor, 2000AD, Escape and Heartbreak Hotel, it argues that art-historical methods better address overlooked aspects of visual and material form. Bringing Art History back into the interdisciplinary nexus of comics scholarship raises some fundamental questions about the categories, frameworks and values underlying contemporary Comics Studies.

The Comics of R. Crumb

Author : Daniel Worden
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2021-04-22
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781496833778

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The Comics of R. Crumb by Daniel Worden Pdf

Contributions by José Alaniz, Ian Blechschmidt, Paul Fisher Davies, Zanne Domoney-Lyttle, David Huxley, Lynn Marie Kutch, Julian Lawrence, Liliana Milkova, Stiliana Milkova, Kim A. Munson, Jason S. Polley, Paul Sheehan, Clarence Burton Sheffield Jr., and Daniel Worden From his work on underground comix like Zap and Weirdo, to his cultural prominence, R. Crumb is one of the most renowned comics artists in the medium’s history. His work, beginning in the 1960s, ranges provocatively and controversially over major moments, tensions, and ideas in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, from the counterculture and the emergence of the modern environmentalist movement, to racial politics and sexual liberation. While Crumb’s early work refined the parodic, over-the-top, and sexually explicit styles we associate with underground comix, he also pioneered the comics memoir, through his own autobiographical and confessional comics, as well as in his collaborations. More recently, Crumb has turned to long-form, book-length works, such as his acclaimed Book of Genesis and Kafka. Over the long arc of his career, Crumb has shaped the conventions of underground and alternative comics, autobiographical comics, and the “graphic novel.” And, through his involvement in music, animation, and documentary film projects, Crumb is a widely recognized persona, an artist who has defined the vocation of the cartoonist in a widely influential way. The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum is a groundbreaking collection on the work of a pioneer of underground comix and a fixture of comics culture. Ranging from art history and literary studies, to environmental studies and religious history, the essays included in this volume cast Crumb's work as formally sophisticated and complex in its representations of gender, sexuality, race, politics, and history, while also charting Crumb’s role in underground comix and the ways in which his work has circulated in the art museum.