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Burning issues : fire in art and the social imagination, Alan Krell

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Burning issues : fire in art and the social imagination
Title
Burning issues
Title remainder
fire in art and the social imagination
Statement of responsibility
Alan Krell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Greek myth of Prometheus to the counter-cultural Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, fire has always sparked our imagination. Like knowledge in the Garden of Eden, fire is at once essential to life and a threat to it. We are fascinated and comforted by the fire that warms us and cooks our food and frightened and horrified by the fire that destroys our home and environment. Its power is an unavoidable presence in our lives. In Burning Issues Alan Krell reflects on fire's paradox through fascinating myths and biblical tales of fire, newspaper reports, diaries, children's fables, paintings, photography and film. Krell specifically examines representations of fire in the work of painters including El Greco, Millais, Magritte and Kokoschka, as well as that by modern and contemporary artists, such as Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein and Susan Hiller, who use fire as a theme in their work and performance. Questions surrounding the private and the public, the intimate and the invasive, the destructive and the redemptive, weave through this generously illustrated book. An absorbing history of an element we take nearly for granted until it threatens us, Burning Issues is a timely deliberation on the remarkable discovery that took place when man thought to rub two sticks together until they sparked." --Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8217.F5
LC item number
K74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Burning issues : fire in art and the social imagination, Alan Krell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-213) and index
Contents
Preface: framing fire -- Fabled fires -- Dreaming fire / shedding light -- The intimate flame -- Playing with fire -- Postscript: 'A dreadful prankster'
Control code
ocn751670722
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Dimensions
28 cm.
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Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781861898562
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)751670722

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