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Paul Z. Rotterdam

Wild Vegetation - From Art to Nature

Paul Z. Rotterdam is one of the most influential art scholars of his generation, combining mature scholarly comprehension with the knowledge wrought from a renowned artistic career.

For this anthology, art historian Carl Aigner brings together for the first time Rotterdam’s writings: essays, interviews, and lectures, including lectures given at Harvard University’s Visual Art Center and the Cooper Union School of Art, where Rotterdam teaches. In his writings, Rotterdam explores art and nature, beauty and myth, and realism and abstraction, questioning the conditions for artistic creation and making a compelling case for the necessity of tradition in art. Among the writings in this volume is Rotterdam’s famous essay on Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss.

240 pages | 10 color plates | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2014

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

Why Science Has Nothing to Do with Art
Wild Vegetation: van Gogh and the Advent of Modernism
Gustav Klimt: The Kiss (A Kiss to Art)
Myth and Art
Realism and Abstraction
Concerning Beauty
Encounter with Rockstone
Speed of Light
From Art to Nature
Addendum 2014

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