9780231145190-0231145195-Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (The Wellek Library Lectures)

Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (The Wellek Library Lectures)

ISBN-13: 9780231145190
ISBN-10: 0231145195
Edition: Reprint
Author: Grosz, Elizabeth
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 136 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231145190
ISBN-10: 0231145195
Edition: Reprint
Author: Grosz, Elizabeth
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 136 pages

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Acknowledged authors Grosz, Elizabeth wrote Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (The Wellek Library Lectures) comprising 136 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231145195 and 9780231145190. Since then Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (The Wellek Library Lectures) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.34 or rent at the marketplace.

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Instead of treating art as a unique creation that requires reason and refined taste to appreciate, Elizabeth Grosz argues that art-especially architecture, music, and painting-is born from the disruptive forces of sexual selection. She approaches art as a form of erotic expression connecting sensory richness with primal desire, and in doing so, finds that the meaning of art comes from the intensities and sensations it inspires, not just its intention and aesthetic.

By regarding our most cultured human accomplishments as the result of the excessive, nonfunctional forces of sexual attraction and seduction, Grosz encourages us to see art as a kind of bodily enhancement or mode of sensation enabling living bodies to experience and transform the universe. Art can be understood as a way for bodies to augment themselves and their capacity for perception and affection-a way to grow and evolve through sensation. Through this framework, which knits together the theories of Charles Darwin, Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Jakob von Uexküll, we are able to grasp art's deep animal lineage.

Grosz argues that art is not tied to the predictable and known but to new futures not contained in the present. Its animal affiliations ensure that art is intensely political and charged with the creation of new worlds and new forms of living. According to Grosz, art is the way in which life experiments with materiality, or nature, in order to bring about change.

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