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Розалинд Краус: интерпретацията на красивото като вертигонална проекция
Rosalind Krauss: The Interpretation of Beauty as a Vertical Projection

Author(s): Vyara Popova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Semiology, Aesthetics, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: beauty = form X not beautiful = formless (Bataille); (hierarchic) order X alternation; sublimation (Freud) X desublimation (Krauss); (cultural) vertical X horizontal; culture as an image; as semiosis.

Summary/Abstract: Kraus offers an alternative to the classical concept of beauty in terms of form and order, by building conceptual binary oppositions, borrowing Batаille’s concept of the formless and alternation- distortion as a counterpoint and cancellation of the hierarchic order in which beauty, as a value and ideal, is the highest. And while Krauss likens classical aesthetics and culture to Freudian sublimation and the vertical projection of the beautiful, she sees non-classical aesthetics and culture, focused around the formless, as a de-sublimation and leveling of the cultural and aesthetic image.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 130-135
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian