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Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Sjoerd van Tuinen


Following the recent ‘speculative turn’ in Continental philosophy, the aim of this volume is to propose a ‘counter-discourse’ of speculative approaches to art history. How could today’s materialist, realist, pragmatist, vitalist or object-oriented speculations offer alternatives to the mere complementarity of philosophy of art and art history, often based on mutual recognition and critical limitation rather than imaginative crossovers? What new intermedial methodologies for art and art historical writing do they provide? Or vice versa, how can the encounter with art induce new forms of philoso ... More

Keywords: Speculative realism, art history, romanticism, vitalism, Bergson, Deleuze, contemporary art, modernism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474421041
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sjoerd van Tuinen, editor
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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