Power of Material/Politics of Materiality

Edited by Susanne Witzgall and Kerstin Stakemeier

Power of Material/Politics of Materiality

Edited by Susanne Witzgall and Kerstin Stakemeier

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256 pages | 155 color plates, 2 line drawings, 4 halftones | 6 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9783037349878 Will Publish April 2018 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
Materiality has emerged as a new focus for art, design, and architecture. Where there was once the belief that the form of a work offered more capacity to bestow meaning, “New Materialism” asserts the agency of material within the artistic process, enmeshed as it is within a web of relationships.

For Power of Material—Politics of Materiality, editors Susanne Witzgall and Kerstin Stakemeier have brought together a diverse and interdisciplinary team of contributors to deepen the current discourse surrounding materiality. The contributors were participants at a lecture series held at the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, and, the book presents the resultant discussions and experimental practices.
 
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