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Plato in L.A. - Artists' Visions
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Donatien Grau
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Plato in L.A. - Artists' Visions

Donatien Grau


9781606065747

JPaul Getty Museum


Art & Architecture;
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections;
Ancient history: to c 500 CE;
Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology


Paperback

112 pages

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No thinker in the West has had a wider and more sustained influence than the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. From philosophy to drama, religion to politics, it is difficult to find a current cultural or social phenomenon that is not in some aspect indebted to the famous philosopher and the Platonic tradition. It should come as no surprise that contemporary artists continue to engage with and respond to the ideas of Plato. Accompanying an exhibition at the Getty Villa, this book brings together eleven renowned artists working in a variety of media all of whom have acknowledged the role of Plato in their artistic process.

Featuring candid interviews with the artists, this volume begins with an essay by the critic and curator Donatien Grau that contextualizes Plato in antiquity and in the present day. Contemporary art, Grau demonstrates, is Platonism stripped bare, and it allows us to reconsider Plato's philosophy as a deeply human construct, one that remains highly relevant today.

By:   Donatien Grau
Imprint:   JPaul Getty Museum
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 192mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781606065747
ISBN 10:   1606065742
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   June 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Donatien Grau holds doctoral degrees in comparative literature from the Universite Paris- Sorbonne and in philosophy from the University of Oxford. He is a writer, curator, and cultural critic and has published widely on contemporary art.

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