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Lillis, Shane B. (Shane Brendan)

Overview
Works: 19 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 1,345 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Pictorial works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Illustrated works  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Atlases 
Roles: Translator, Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shane B Lillis
The Cube and the face : around a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti by Georges Didi-Huberman( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alberto Giacometti's 1943 Cube stands apart for many as atypical of the Swiss artist, the only abstract sculptural work in a wide œvre that otherwise had as its objective the exploration of reality. With The Cube and the Face, renowned French art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman has conducted a careful analysis of Cube, consulting the artist's sketches, etchings, texts, and other sculptural works in the years just before and after Cube was created. Cube, he finds, is indeed exceptional--a work without clear stylistic kinship to the works that came before or after it. At the same time, Didi-Huberman shows, Cube marks the transition between the artist's surrealist and realist phases and contains many elements of Giacometti's aesthetic consciousness, including his interest in dimensionality, the relation of the body to geometry, and the portrait--or what Didi-Huberman terms "abstract anthropomorphism." Drawing on Freud, Bataille, Leiris, and others whom Giacometti counted as influences, Didi-Huberman presents fans and collectors of Giacometti's art with a new approach to transitional work"--Back cover
Atlas, or The anxious gay science by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aby Warburg's 'Mnemosyne Atlas' (1925-1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg's allusive atlas sought to illuminate the pains of his final years, after he had suffered a breakdown and been institutionalized. It continues to influence contemporary artists today, including Gerhard Richter and Mark Dion. In this illustrated exploration of Warburg and his great work, Georges Didi-Huberman leaps from 'Mnemosyne Atlas' into a set of musings on the relation between suffering and knowledge in Western thought, and on the creative results of associative thinking. Deploying writing that delights in dramatic jump cuts reminiscent of Warburg's idiosyncratic juxtapositions, and drawing on a set of sources that ranges from ancient Babylon to Walter Benjamin, 'Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science' is rich in Didi-Huberman's trademark combination of elan and insight" --Publisher's description
The birth of the idea of photography by François Brunet( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This influential text by French historian and theorist François Brunet considers the invention and history of photography as the birth of an idea, rather than a new type of image. This 'idea photography' combines a logical theme - that of an art without artistry - and the democratic political promise of an art for all. Officially endorsed by the 1839 French law on the daguerreotype, this idea reverberated throughout the nineteenth century in Europe and America. Brunet shows how emerging image technologies and practices in France and Britain were linked to this logical / political construction of photography, from the earliest researches of Nicéphore Niépce, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, and Henry Fox Talbot up to the turn of the twentieth century. The parallel development of the Kodak camera and Alfred Stieglitz's 'straight' vision in the United States then fulfilled, while also depreciating, the utopian promise of photography for all. This history reached a provisional climax with the reflections on images by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hippolyte Adolphe Taine, Sigmund Freud, Henri-Louis Bergson, and Charles Sanders Peirce, reflections that both demonstrated the novelty of photography and forecast many later debates on its technology and aesthetics. The Birth of the Idea of Photography has been enriched with more than fifty photographs, reproduced in color, from North American and European collections. This edition also features a new preface by the author."--
The eye of history : when images take positions by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1938 to 1955, Bertolt Brecht created montages of images and text, filling his working journal (Arbeitsjournal) and his idiosyncratic atlas of images, War Primer, with war photographs clipped from magazines and adding his own epigrammatic commentary. In this book, Georges Didi-Huberman explores the interaction of politics and aesthetics in these creations, explaining how they became the means for Brecht, a wandering poet in exile, to "take a position" about the Nazi war in Europe. Illustrated with pages from the Arbeitsjournal and War Primer and contextual images including Raoul Hausmann's poem-posters and Walter Benjamin's drawings, The Eye of History offers a new view of important but little-known works by Brecht. Didi-Huberman shows that Brecht took positions without taking sides; he used these montages to challenge the viewpoints of the press and propose other readings, to offer a stylistic and political response to the inescapable visibility of historical events enabled by the photographic medium. Brecht's montages disrupt and scrutinize this visibility by juxtaposing representations of war found in magazines with his own epigrams -- a "documentary lyricism" that dismounts and remounts modern history. The montages created meaningful disorder, exposing the truth by disorganizing -- a process Didi-Huberman calls a "dialectic of the monteur." These works are examples of "the eyes of history"--When seeing may simultaneously deepen and critique historical knowledge. The montages Didi-Huberman argues, are Brecht's most Benjaminian works." -- publisher's website
Since 1839... : eleven essays on photography by Clément Chéroux( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume offers a selection of essays by the renowned photography historian Clément Chéroux. Chéroux, appointed chief curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 2020, takes on a variety of topics, from the history of vernacular photography to the influence of documentary photography on Surrealism. The texts, published together in one volume for the first time and newly translated into English, reflect the breadth of Chéroux's thinking, the rigor of his approach, and his endless curiosity about photographs. In this strikingly designed and generously illustrated volume, Chéroux presents unique case studies and untold stories. He discusses ways of sharing images, from the nineteenth century to the digital age; considers the utopian ideals of early photography; and analyzes the duality of amateur photography. Among other things, he describes the appeal of photographs snapped from a speeding train and explains historical value of first-generation prints of photographs. Through an analysis of key photographs taken on 9/11, Chéroux shows that the same six images were seen again and again in the press. Widely ranging, erudite, and engaging, these essays present Chéroux's innovative investigations of the histories of photography"--Ryerson Image Center WWW site
Images in spite of all : four photographs from Auschwitz by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy m.in. martyrologii Żydów w niemieckim obozie koncentracyjnym Auschwitz na terenie Polski
From therapeutic nihilism to the detection of simulated symptoms : a sequential critique of medical treatment from the 1850s to the 1914-18 War, by G. Flaubert, Léon Daudet and L.-F. Céline by Shane B Lillis( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation traces the interconnection of a literary and a medical critique of medicine's treatment of the patient: initiated in the medical writing of Semmelweis in the 1850s, this critique culminates in the literary work of Celine, in the wake of the 1914-18 War. Celine presents one of the most detailed critiques of medicine in post-war literature. A veteran, convalescent, doctor, and writer, he rethought the relation between medicine and convalescence in the cataclysm of 1914-18, questioning medicine's role in curing soldiers to send them back to the battlefields. Medicine and convalescence seemed to conflict, and the patient was scrutinized as an object that attempted to keep secrets from the medical gaze. The origins of this incisive gaze take us to the concept of "therapeutic nihilism": scepticism toward remedies, favouring an accentuated interest in observation and dissection. My study proposes the first comprehensive examination of the critique of therapeutic nihilism undertaken by literary authors, by examining the critique from its origins, in three successive periods: from the therapeutic nihilism denounced by Semmelweis (1850s), to Charcot's observation of hysteria (1880s), to Babinski's detection of simulated symptoms (1914-18 war), and in three novels that critique these developments: from Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1857), to Leon Daudet's Les Morticoles (1893), to Celine's Voyage au bout de la nuit (1932). Part ONE compares the writings of Semmelweis with Celine's attention to this period in medical history. Part TWO traces the step from a representation of therapeutic nihilists in Flaubert's Madame Bovary to the linking of therapeutic nihilism with Charcot's studies of hysteria in Leon Daudet's Les Morticoles . In Part THREE, I show Celine as the culmination of this critique, while his work at the same time denounces, bemoans, adopts and follows therapeutic nihilism to what I will consider its extreme: eugenics. Stressing the medical treatment of patients from the 1850s to the 1930s, I examine how literary writers represented the changes in the figure of the patient, caused by the patient's exposure to therapeutic nihilists and detectors of simulated symptoms. My conclusion examines an image of the soldier-patient in a painting by Otto Dix
Atlas, or the anxious gay science : how to carry the world on one's back? by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aby Warburg's 'Mnemosyne Atlas (1925-1929)' is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg's allusive atlas sought to illuminate the pains of his final years, after he had suffered a breakdown and been institutionalized. It continues to influence contemporary artists today, including Gerhard Richter and Mark Dion. In this illustrated exploration of Warburg and his great work, Georges Didi-Huberman leaps from 'Mnemosyne Atlas' into a set of musings on the relation between suffering and knowledge in Western thought, and on the creative results of associative thinking. Deploying writing that delights in dramatic jump cuts reminiscent of Warburg's idiosyncratic juxtapositions, and drawing on a set of sources that ranges from ancient Babylon to Walter Benjamin, 'Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science' is rich in Didi-Huberman's trademark combination of elan and insight
Since 1839 ... : eleven essays on photography by Clément Chéroux( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science by Georges Didi-Huberman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The position of the child: being exposed to images by Georges Didi-Huberman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christelle Téa : trait pour trait = line for line by Christelle Téa( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cube and the face : around a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal : Brecht, Benjamin, Kraus, and the press : modern literature as a dismantling and a recomposing of actuality by Georges Didi-Huberman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The interior void of things : Heidegger and art of the 1980s and 1990s by Ileana Parvu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The birth of the idea of photography
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Atlas, or The anxious gay scienceThe birth of the idea of photographyThe eye of history : when images take positionsSince 1839... : eleven essays on photographyImages in spite of all : four photographs from AuschwitzAtlas, or the anxious gay science : how to carry the world on one's back?Since 1839 ... : eleven essays on photographyThe cube and the face : around a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti
Alternative Names
Lillis, Shane

Lillis, Shane Brendan.

Languages
English (45)

French (1)