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Butler, Rex

Works: 96 works in 288 publications in 4 languages and 5,549 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wat, Other
Classifications: B4870.Z591, 199.4973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rex Butler
Selected writings by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Serbian and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavoj Zizek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Covering psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and drawing on a heady mix of Marxist politics, Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the writings collected in Interrogating the Real reflect not only the remarkable extent of Zizek's varied interests, but also reveal his controversial and dynamic style
Slavoj Žižek : live theory by Rex Butler( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavoj Zizek is undoubtedly one of the world's leading cultural critics. His witty, psychoanalytically-inspired analyses of contemporary society have almost single-handedly revived the notion of ideology. This book provides a snapshot of the Zizek system
Jean Baudrillard : in radical uncertainty by Rex Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book goes beyond Baudrillard's writings on consumer objects, the Gulf War and America, to identify the fundamental logic that underpins his writings. It does this through a series of close readings of his main texts, paying particular attention to the form and internal coherence of his arguments
The universal exception : selected writings by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is appropriation? : an anthology of critical writings on Australian art in the '80s and '90s( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Žižek dictionary by Rex Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Žižek Dictionary brings together leading Žižek commentators from across the world--and Žižek himself--to present a companion and guide to Žižekian thought. Each of the short essays examines a key term, exploring its development across Žižek's work and how it fits in with other concepts and concerns."--Back cover
A secret history of Australian art by Rex Butler( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a course of six lectures, the author covers such themes as the problem of irony in post-modern art, the relation of art to everyday life, recent post-colonial approaches in Australian history and Aboriginal art. He illustrates these through a series of particular "case studies": the conceptual artist Michael Stevenson, the performances of Dale Frank and the installations of Richard Dunn, the colonial painter Augustus Earle's Wentworth Falls and the work of Kathleen Petyarre
Deleuze and Guattari's What is philosophy? : reader's guides by Rex Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is Philosophy? is the last installment of a remarkable twenty-year collaboration between the philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. This hugely important text attempts to explain the terms of their collaboration and to define the activity of philosophy in which they have been engaged. A major contribution to contemporary Continental philosophy, it nevertheless remains distinctly challenging for readers faced for the first time with Deleuze and Guattari's unusual and somewhat allusive style. This Reader's Guide offers a concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important and yet challenging work. Written specifically to meet the needs of students coming to Deleuze and Guattari for the first time, the book offers guidance on the philosophical and historical context of the text, its reception and influence, its key themes, notes on reading the text and further reading suggestions."--Publisher's description
Lars von Trier's women by Rex Butler( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays analyzing the place of women in the films of Danish director Lars von Trier. The Danish director Lars von Trier is undoubtedly one of the world's most important and controversial filmmakers, and arguably so because of the depiction of women in his films. He has been criticized for subjecting his female characters to unacceptable levels of violence or reducing them to masochistic self-abnegation, as with Bess in Breaking the Waves, 'She' in Antichrist and Joe in Nymphomaniac . At other times, it is the women in his films who are dominant or break out in violence, as in his adaptation of Euripides' Medea, the conclusion of Dogville and perhaps throughout Nymphomaniac . Lars von Trier's Women confronts these dichotomies head on. Editors Rex Butler and David Denny do not take a position either for or against von Trier, but rather consider how both attitudes fall short of the real difficulty of his films, which may simply not conform to any kind of feminist or indeed anti-feminist politics as they are currently configured. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and acknowledging the work of prior scholars on the films, Lars von Trier's Women reveals hidden resources for a renewed 'feminist' politics and social practice
Radical revisionism : an anthology of writings on Australian art( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art after deconstruction by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art after deconstruction continues Gilbert-Rolfe's argument for the return of aesthetics in contemporary art. In three long essays and an extened interview, he puts forward a compelling case for the renegotiation of the stakes of art after the long period of postmodern iconoclasm
Joseph Marioni : four paintings by Joseph Marioni( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Hullfish Bailey, Sam Watson : CityCat Project 2006-2016 by Dave Hullfish Bailey( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"CityCat Project 2006--2016 is the record of an extraordinary collaboration between American artist Dave Hullfish Bailey and senior Aboriginal writer and activist Sam Watson. The collaboration is structured around Maiwar Performance, in which the CityCat ferries that ply the Brisbane River (Maiwar) execute unannounced maneuvers near a site of significance to the Aboriginal people who lived on the lands around Brisbane before British colonization in the early nineteenth century. After its first iteration in 2006, Watson designated the event a "Dreaming," which meant that it should be periodically repeated. The performance has since been restaged in 2009, 2012, and 2016, with Watson seeing it as an important act of Indigenous empowerment: a way of restoring agency to the local Aboriginal people in bringing their past alive and allowing them to think that the future has not been definitively determined. Parallel to this recurring event is an evolving body of works in diverse media. At its core is Bailey's lateral research-based process, which combines a highly reflexive approach to language with granular descriptions of material and cultural systems. The call-and-response collaboration between Watson and Bailey and the many irreducibilities within it, generates an articulation of place that is playfully extrapolative, yet politically and intellectually resistant. This publication includes an introduction by its editor, Rex Butler, and an essay and detailed timeline by CityCat Project curator, David Pestorius, which covers the activities of Bailey and Watson both before and throughout their work together. In addition, art historian Sally Butler reflects upon Watson's literary production, while curator Michele Helmrich sheds light on the local historical context that significantly informs the collaboration."--
An uncertain smile : Australian art in the '90s by Rex Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AES+F : the revolution starts now! by AES + F (Group of artists)( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alun Leach-Jones painting and sculpture by Alun Leach-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alun Leach-Jones is widely recognised as one of Australias most original and significant abstract artists. This book traces the evolution of his art from the 1960s to 2008. It provides an insightful overview of more than forty years of painting and also includes a representative selection of his recent sculpture
Jennifer McCamley, Janet Burchill by Jennifer McCamley( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Bennett : paintings 1987-1991 by Gordon Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The universal exception : selected writings
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Butler, Rex

English (151)

German (9)

Chinese (4)

Serbian (3)

Slavoj Žižek : live theoryJean Baudrillard : in radical uncertaintyThe universal exception : selected writingsA secret history of Australian artDeleuze and Guattari's What is philosophy? : reader's guidesAlun Leach-Jones painting and sculpture