The Resource Chaos, territory, art : Deleuze and the framing of the earth, Elizabeth Grosz

Chaos, territory, art : Deleuze and the framing of the earth, Elizabeth Grosz

Label
Chaos, territory, art : Deleuze and the framing of the earth
Title
Chaos, territory, art
Title remainder
Deleuze and the framing of the earth
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Grosz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Instead of treating art as a uniquely human and cultural creation that requires reason and refined taste to appreciate, Elizabeth Grosz argues that art - specially architecture, music, and painting - is born from the disruptive forces of sexual selection. Approaching art as a form of erotic expression that connects sensory richness with primal desire, Grosz finds that the meaning of art comes from the intensities and sensations it inspires, not just its intention and aesthetic." "By regarding our most cultured human accomplishments as the result of the excessive, nonfunctional forces of sexual attraction and seduction, Grosz encourages us to see art as a kind of bodily enhancement or mode of sensation that enables living bodies to experience the universe. Art can be understood as a way for bodies to augment themselves and their capacity for perception and affection - a way to grow and evolve through sensation. Through this framework, which knits together the theories of Charles Darwin, Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Jacob von Uexkull we are able to grasp art's deep animal lineage. Art is not tied to the predictable and known but linked to new futures not contained in the present. Its animal affiliations ensure that art is intensely political and charged with the creation of new worlds and new forms of living. It is the way in which life experiments with materiality, or nature, in order to bring about change."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
OCoLC
Dewey number
700.1
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.D454
LC item number
G76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine
  • The Wellek library lectures in critical theory
Label
Chaos, territory, art : Deleuze and the framing of the earth, Elizabeth Grosz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-109) and index
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  • zbnus
  • wbl
  • fro
Contents
1. Chaos. Cosmos, Territory, Architecture -- 2. Vibration. Animal, Sex, Music -- 3. Sensation. The Earth, a People, Art
Control code
000042460396
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 116 p.
Isbn
9780231145183
Lccn
2007047572
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.b23370397
System control number
  • js23370397
  • (OCoLC)182856960

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