In ten chapters that draw upon writers and topics as diverse and engaging as Andre Malraux
and his concept of the Musee Imaginaire, Colin Rowe and his exploration of Mannerism in Modern Architecture as well as Rowe s book with Fred Koetter, Collage City, and examining works by artists including Albrecht Durer, Picasso and Duchamp and architects including James Stirling, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind, Maxwell steps effortlessly through a range of ideas and concepts, to create an engaging and provocative thesis.
Washington, November 16 ( ANI ): Katie Holmes, who recently joined Twitter, has shared a cryptic, inspiring quote from French novelist Andre Malraux
famously realized this museum in The Imaginary Museum of World Sculpture (1952-54), a three-volume cornucopia of reproductions of works of art from all cultures, a virtuoso demonstration of heterogeneity in art--deliriously varied and infinitely extendable.
After discussion of various aspects of allegories of discourse (with reference to Benjamin and Adorno/Derrida), subsequent chapters are devoted to the prose of Joyce, Kafka, Malraux
, and Andric, and the poetry of Rilke, Eliot, Williams, and Stevens.
He employs a recurrent but rather pointless leitmotiv in his formidably complex work, and uses his ambitious but radically flawed novel to vent his mean Veen-spleen while taking a gratuitous kick at Malraux
Published by Gallimard in France in 1974, this short but densely packed and kaleidoscopic meditation revolves around an illness that a year earlier had put Malraux
in the Salpetriere Hospital for an extended stay.
In his memoir Picasso's Mask , the French statesman Andre Malraux
evokes the slow process by which a building becomes a ruin.
We're reminded of Andre Malraux
who said that "cinema is an art form, but it is also an industry".
The listener is captivated by Doctorow's sober speculations about the novels the war in Iraq will engender, to take their place alongside the novels of Hemingway and Malraux
Like his friend Andre Malraux
, Babel was a mythomaniac who loved to invent and revise the facts of his life.
He believed, as Andre Malraux
once said, that 'the 21st century will be the century of the spiritual or will not be'.
The stated goal of his biographer Olivier Todd is to determine whether that statue was built of concrete, marble, or even perhaps of sand; to establish to what extent Malraux
was in a position to distinguish between truth and falsehood, or between fact and fiction, as he constructed his legend and forged his myth.