Matheson, Neil (2007) Gursky, Ruff, Demand: allegories of the real and the return of history. In: The state of the real: aesthetics in the digital age. I B Tauris, London, UK, pp. 38-47. ISBN 1845110773Full text not available from this repository.
Focusing on the work of contemporary German photographers Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff, this essay argues that their work can be considered a modern form of ‘history painting’ and should be read in terms of allegory. The essay marks a break with dominant aesthetic readings of these works and reasserts the socio-political dimension of their practice.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||Publication based on a conference held at Glasgow School of Art in 2005 - The State of the Real.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||photography, aesthetics, real|
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||22 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2008 13:49|
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