Friday 16th November GMT – Sunday 18th November GMT: Payment facilities will be unavailable on Taylor & Francis Online. Book review: John Roberts The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade, Verso: London, ; pp.: , £ The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art After the Readymade. John Roberts. Verso, London, UK, ISBN/ISSN: Preface.

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Be the first to ask a question about The Intangibilities of Form. Envisioning Marcel Duchamp intangibilitties a theorist of artistic labour, Roberts describes how he opened up new circuits of authorship to the artist. So, if you’re planning to read this book, brace yourself. Ellery marked it as to-read Apr 20, Jacob Wren marked it as to-read May 05, Italian autonomism and immaterial labour is particularly acute, as is his analysis of art’s contemporary diffusion into digital networks and kntangibilities rise of the discursive museum.

The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade

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Dillon is currently if it Jan 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anja Zhukova marked it as to-read Dec 16, It offers an unusually thoughtful, and genuinely radical, alternative to dominant ways of understanding the nature of art in the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first.

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Trivia About The Intangibiliti Danielle rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Publication date ISBN cloth cloth paper paper. Over the last two decades, John Roberts has established himself as probably the most original Marxist critic of the contemporary visual arts around.

The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade by John Roberts

Darcand rated it it was ok Dec 11, Luke Barker rated it really liked it Feb 10, David Uriell rated it it was amazing Jul 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By situating the instance of conceptual fform within an environment of production marked by the structuring logic of the intamgibilities form and social division of labor, he has both restored to art criticism and art history a lost vocation, and delivered to cultural studies and its current explanatory ambitions a demanding challenge.


In this intellectually wide-ranging book John Roberts develops a labor theory of culture as a model for explaining the dynamics of avant-garde art and the expansion of artistic authority in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Intangibilities of Form: The intangibilities of form: Ecokosmokoi is currently reading it Aug 21, In doing so, he confronts a recurring theme of both conservative and radical detractors of modern art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Very few art writers take emancipatory social struggle this seriously, and Roberts’ take on “artistic thinking” re: I would say it’s worth the time it takes to read it, but it still takes a lot of time.

Beyond a doubt, Roberts delves deep into issues regarding the readymade and general art theory, but his language and generally the concepts he uses is very difficult to grasp. Verso Books added it Apr 18, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.