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The Intangibilities of Form by John Roberts

The Intangibilities of Form

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The Intangibilities of Form by John Roberts
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Nov 17, 2007 | ISBN 9781844671670

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“A profoundly original approach to the fate of the aesthetic and the avant-garde in contemporary society through the labour theory of culture … Over the last two decades, John Roberts has established himself as probably the most original Marxist critic of the contemporary visual arts around.”—Andrew Hemingway

“Roberts’ Intangibilities of Form is a truly important book. It offers an unusually thoughtful, and genuinely radical, alternative to dominant ways of understanding the nature of art in the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first.”—Alex Potts

“The Intangibilities of Form proposes nothing less than a powerfully original labor theory of culture, highlighting the prominence of a context shaped by the readymade, to account for the constitutive interlacing of contemporary art and technology, skill and deskilling. By situating the instance of conceptual art within an environment of production marked by the structuring logic of the commodity form and social division of labor, he has both restored to art criticism and art history a lost vocation, and delivered to cultural studies and its current explanatory ambitions a demanding challenge.”—Harry Harootunian

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