Formless: Ways In and Out of Form (European Connections #11) (Paperback)

Formless: Ways In and Out of Form (European Connections #11) By Peter Collier (Other), Patrick Crowley (Editor), Paul Hegarty (Editor) Cover Image

Formless: Ways In and Out of Form (European Connections #11) (Paperback)

By Peter Collier (Other), Patrick Crowley (Editor), Paul Hegarty (Editor)

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This is book number 11 in the European Connections series.

The papers in this volume challenge the concept of form and aim to set out, explore and develop different theories and examples of 'the formless'. In so doing, they raise questions of form, and notions of formlessness (as distinct from something called 'the formless'). The starting point for many of the contributors is Georges Bataille's highly influential article entitled 'informe' ('formless'). Here, in a context where art, philosophy and anthropology were merging, Bataille tried to question the idea of formlessness as simply applying to things without form. This book, through a diversity of articles in various domains, asks how and why 'the formless' is such a dominant idea from the nineteenth century onwards and it asks the question: 'what is formless?'
Product Details ISBN: 9783039100569
ISBN-10: 3039100564
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: January 6th, 2005
Pages: 266
Language: English
Series: European Connections