The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art. The Optical Unconscious has ratings and 5 reviews. Jessica said: I don’t have enough of the proper background to have understood 80% of what what dis . The Optical Unconscious Rosalind E. Krauss The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition.

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Aug 16, Jeremy Wineberg rated it liked it Shelves: Renee rated it really liked it May 26, Soohyun Kim rated it really liked it Mar 20, This book deals with how the conscious is “shot through with unconscious conflict.

It’s not that I don’t love words and stories, my membership in this forum certainly indicates a love of stories, but verbal and visual are difficult companions.

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The Optical Unconscious will be deeply vexing to modernism’s standard-bearers, andto readers who have accepted the foundational principles on which their aesthetic is based. Unconsicous rated it it was amazing May 13, The Optical Unconsious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred commandments and self-fulfilling truths.

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Return to Book Page. Just as the artists of the optical unconscious assaulted the idea of autonomy and visual mastery, Rosalind Krauss abandons the historian’s voice of objective detachment and forges a new style of writing in this book: I have filled the margins with comments and exclamations and that is a very bad sign.

I frequently have trouble with art criticism but I’m going to give this a try because a photographer I respect recommended it. Half-way through and I am done. Kraussalso gives us the story that Alfred Barr, Meyer Shapiro, and Clement Greenberg repressed, the storyof a small, disparate group of artists who defied modernism’s most cherished self-descriptions,giving rise to an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from thes to the s and continues to disrupt it today.

Partly, I am trying to decide if the main reason I always end up being so annoyed by art criticism is because it is usually written by people for whom the story about the art is more important than the image itself.

Val Moon rated it liked it Jan 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In order to understand why modernism had to repress the optical unconscious, Krauss eavesdrops on Roger Fry in the salons of Bloomsbury, and spies on the toddler John Ruskin as he amuses himself with the patterns of a rug; we find krauuss in the living room of Clement Greenberg as he complains about “smart Jewish girls with their typewriters” in the s, and in colloquy with Michael Fried about Frank Stella’s love of baseball.

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Sandy rated it liked it Jan 18, The account of modernism presented here challenges thevaunted principle of “vision itself. Account Options Sign in.

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