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An Apprehensive Aesthetic: The Legacy of Modernist Culture

The Legacy of Modernist Culture

Andrew McNamara

Contents: The Perplexity of a Culture of Modernity – Wondrous Objectivity: art history, Freud and detection – Duchamp: creativity is a form of onanism – The medium of modernism - Love, identification and confrontation within modernity – Confrontation and Legacies: Gerhard Richter’s barbed portrait – Illegible echoes - Felix Gonzalez-Torres, the artist-spy.