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Witkacy. Logos and the Elements


Teresa Pękala

This book focuses on Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, philosopher and controversial artist. It expresses the opinions of philosophers, museologists and artists, for whom Stanisław Ignacy Witkacy’s 130th birthday anniversary became an opportunity to view his works from the perspective of postmodernity. The authors concentrate on Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz as eminent and prophetic philosopher concerned about Western culture with its waning metaphysical feelings, master of gesture and poses, anticipating the postmodern theatricalization of life.

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Teresa Pękala is Full Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology and Head of Department of Aesthetics at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. She is Vice President of the Polish Association of Aesthetics. Her research interests include Polish esthetics, philosophy of modern art, and the esthetic contexts of the experience of the past.

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