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The fragment : an incomplete history / edited by William Tronzo.

Contributor(s): Tronzo, William | Getty Research Institute.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Issues & debates: Publisher: Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, c2009Description: viii, 222 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780892369263 (hardcover); 0892369264 (hardcover).Subject(s): Whole and parts (Philosophy) -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Fragment.DDC classification: 700.1 Other classification: 20.06
Contents:
pt. 1. Received. On fragments / Glenn W. Most ; The fragment in late antiquity : a functional view / Paolo Liverani ; The Cortile delle Statue : collecting fragments, inducing images / William Tronzo ; Fragments of a revolution : the Laokoon in Paris (1798-1815) / Brigitte Bourgeois ; '"The whole is the untrue" : on the necessity of the fragment (after Adorno) / Ian Balfour ; Avoided object / Cornelia Parker -- pt. 2. Created. The fragment : elements of a definition / Jacqueline Lichtenstein ; The fragmentation premise in archaeology : from the Paleolithic to more recent times / John Chapman and Bisserka Gaydarska ; Fragments and coins : production and memory, economy and eternity / Lucia Travaini ; Composition and decomposition in Girodet's Revolt of Cairo / Thomas Crow ; Ectobrains in the movies / Fernando Vidal.
Review: "The universe may well have begun with an immense act of fragmentation, "the big bang," that sent particles flying in all directions to perform spectacular acts of creation and destruction. The fragment, volatile and unpredictable, is not simply a static part of a once-whole thing but itself something in motion. Drawing upon art history, archaeology, literature, numismatics, philosophy, and film, this book explores the significance of the fragment and addresses the powerful drives that have impelled it into the cultural mainstream."--BOOK JACKET.
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This volume evolved from "The fragment : an incomplete history," a symposium organized by the Getty Research Institute and held May 18-20, 2006 at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, and at the Getty Villa, Malibu.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Received. On fragments / Glenn W. Most ; The fragment in late antiquity : a functional view / Paolo Liverani ; The Cortile delle Statue : collecting fragments, inducing images / William Tronzo ; Fragments of a revolution : the Laokoon in Paris (1798-1815) / Brigitte Bourgeois ; '"The whole is the untrue" : on the necessity of the fragment (after Adorno) / Ian Balfour ; Avoided object / Cornelia Parker -- pt. 2. Created. The fragment : elements of a definition / Jacqueline Lichtenstein ; The fragmentation premise in archaeology : from the Paleolithic to more recent times / John Chapman and Bisserka Gaydarska ; Fragments and coins : production and memory, economy and eternity / Lucia Travaini ; Composition and decomposition in Girodet's Revolt of Cairo / Thomas Crow ; Ectobrains in the movies / Fernando Vidal.

"The universe may well have begun with an immense act of fragmentation, "the big bang," that sent particles flying in all directions to perform spectacular acts of creation and destruction. The fragment, volatile and unpredictable, is not simply a static part of a once-whole thing but itself something in motion. Drawing upon art history, archaeology, literature, numismatics, philosophy, and film, this book explores the significance of the fragment and addresses the powerful drives that have impelled it into the cultural mainstream."--BOOK JACKET.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

<p>William Tronzo has held research appointments at the American Academy in Rome, Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, #65533;cole des hautes #65533;tudes en sciences sociales, and Stanford Humanities Center.</p>

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