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GREEN, Denise

Metonymy in contemporary art : a new paradigm

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Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press ; Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2005. Quarto, silver blocked cloth, pp. 136, illustrated.

‘Denise Green develops an original approach to art criticism and modes of creativity inspired by aspects of Australian Aboriginal and Indian thought. Interweaving her own evolution as an artist with critiques of Clement Greenberg and Walter Benjamin as well as commentary on artists such as Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, Green explores the concept of metonymic thinking and its relevance to contemporary painting.’ – the publisher.

Ch. 1. Some limitations of Clement Greenberg’s writings : referencing aboriginal vision

Ch. 2. A critique of Walter Benjamin from a globalist perspective

Ch. 3. The impact of Joseph Beuys

Ch. 4. Away from Australia : my aesthetic in the 1970s

Ch. 5. Robert Motherwell : on Mark Rothko Ch.

6. The 1980s : Asia and its influence : the Indian experience

Ch. 7. An alternative paradigm : developing an aesthetic for the 1990s

Ch. 8. Painterly thought and the unconscious : interviews with Alex Katz, Frank Stella, Dorothea Rockburne and Barry Le Va Ch.

9. Seeing the attack : 11 September 2001.