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Brandon Taylor - Author

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Real Life

Real Life

Author: Brandon Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Tokens of Love

Tokens of Love

Author: Brandon Taylor, Sheretta Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Author: Brandon Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Just what do psychoanalysis and modern sculpture have to do with one another? The present collection of essays, unique in its field, shows how key metaphors of Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalysis - splitting, projection, sublimation, identification, the schizoid and reparative mechanisms - as well as Lacan's concepts of the stade du mirroir and the objet petit a, can be fruitfully applied to a range of modern three-dimensional art, from Surrealism to the present day. As these essays show, figures such as Barbara Hepworth, Eva Hesse, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Robert Morris, Donald Judd, Gilbert and George, Rebecca Horn and others have often approached the material of sculpture with something like these mechanisms in mind. The need to unlock the levels of psychoanalytic connection between artist, object and viewer in recent debate has fuelled the diverse proposals of this original and important book.

After Constructivism

After Constructivism

Author: Brandon Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2014

When Constructivism emerged shortly after the Russian Revolution, its central principles concerned structure and efficiency in the work of art and the nature and properties of materials. In a series of eight essays, Brandon Taylor examines the origins of these principles and their extraordinary consequences for the rest of modern art. Even before Constructivism, structure was a vital ingredient in Cubist art. After it, ideas about faktura or the madeness of an art object-and about its rational organization-became stock-in-trade for De Stijl in Holland and Art Concret in France and bore decisively on other currents such as Surrealism and abstract art. After 1945, artistic movements including Systems, Kinetic and Minimal Art were all touched by the long reach of Constructivist ideals. Recent art has proved no exception. Taylor shows that casual attitudes to materials, even the collapse of Constructivist ideals, have helped form the artistic tenor of our times.

Collage

Collage

Author: Brandon Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2006

Newly available in paperback, this visually sensational book is the only comprehensive study of the history of collage and its fundamental place in modern art.

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Author: Brandon Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2006

Just what do psychoanalysis and modern sculpture have to do with one another? The present collection of essays, unique in its field, shows how key metaphors of Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalysis - splitting, projection, sublimation, identification, the schizoid and reparative mechanisms - as well as Lacan's concepts of the stade du mirroir and the objet petit a, can be fruitfully applied to a range of modern three-dimensional art, from Surrealism to the present day. As these essays show, figures such as Barbara Hepworth, Eva Hesse, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Robert Morris, Donald Judd, Gilbert and George, Rebecca Horn and others have often approached the material of sculpture with something like these mechanisms in mind. The need to unlock the levels of psychoanalytic connection between artist, object and viewer in recent debate has fuelled the diverse proposals of this original and important book.

Gerald Giamportone

Gerald Giamportone

Author: Brandon Taylor, Stephen Foster Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2005

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