Krauss, Rosalind E.
(1940-) American art critic, historian, and OCTOBER founder and editor who, responding to postmodern ART, crusades against myths about viewing the art object (for example, that it can be seen as a logical and organic whole within which can be found a meaning that matches one intended by the artist) preserved by formalist art criticism and traditional art history. A device used by Krauss to call attention to her structuralist and poststructuralist strategy is to blend the voices of literature and criticism in her W RITING , as she does in The Optical Unconscious . See also A vant-garde ; F ormalism ; G reenberg , C lement ; P ostmodernism ; S tructuralism . 1985 : The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths . 1993 : The Optical Unconscious . ... log in or subscribe to read full text
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