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Prosthetic Gods (October Books) characters ´ 107 Ì Imagining a new self eual to the new art of modernism; primordial and futuristic fictions of origin in the work of Guaguin Picasso F T Marinetti Max Ernst and othersHow to imagine not only a new art or architecture but a new self or subject eual to them In Prosthetic Gods Hal FosterT above all others the primitive and the machine Foster begins with the primitivist fantasies of Gauguin and Picasso which he examines through the Freudian lens of the primal scene He then turns to the purist obsessions of the Viennese architect Loos who abhorred all things primitive Next Foster considers the technophilic subjects propounded by the futurist Marinetti and the vorticist Lewis These new egos are further contrasted with the bachelor machines proposed by the dadaist Ernst Foster also explores extrapolations from the art of the mentally ill in the aesthetic models of Ernst Paul Klee and Jean Dubuffet as well as.

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Manipulations of the female body in the surrealist photography of Brassai Man Ray and Hans Bellmer Finally he examines the impulse to dissolve the conventions of art altogether in the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock the scatter pieces of Robert Morris and the earthworks of Robert Smithson and traces the evocation of lost objects of desire in sculptural work from Marcel Duchamp and Alberto Giacometti to Robert Gober Although its title is drawn from Freud Prosthetic Gods does not impose psychoanalytic theory on modernist art; rather it sets the two into critical relation and scans the greater historical field that they sha.

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Prosthetic Gods October BooksImagining a new self eual to the new art of modernism; primordial and futuristic fictions of origin in the work of Guaguin Picasso F T Marinetti Max Ernst and othersHow to imagine not only a new art or architecture but a new self or subject eual to them In Prosthetic Gods Hal Foster explores this uestion through the works and writings of such key modernists as Gauguin and Picasso F T Marinetti and Wyndham Lewis Adolf Loos and Max Ernst These diverse figures were all fascinated by fictions of origin either primordial and tribal or futuristic and technological In this way Foster argues two forms came to dominate modernist ar.