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Power of Material - Politics of Materiality

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.

256 pages | 155 color plates, 2 line drawings, 4 halftones

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface
Power of Material/Politics of Materiality – an Introduction
Susanne Witzgall
New Materialism: The Ontology and Politics of Materialisation
Diana Coole
“We need a much better appreciation of the material structures…”
In Conversation with Diana Coole
Text and Texture: On the Materiality of West-Eastern Transfers in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marianne von Willemer
Cornelia Ortlieb
An Ecology of Materials
Tim Ingold
“I was literally sticking my hands into materials”
Max Lamb
“Materials are constantly astonishing”
In Conversation with Max Lamb and Tim Ingold
Project of Class Lamb
The Promise of Intelligent Materials
Nicola Stattmann, and Thomas Schröpfer in Conversation with Karianne Fogelberg

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