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Objects in Air: Artworks and Their Outside around 1900

Margareta Ingrid Christian


This book is a literary study of art writings around 1900. It traces evocations of air within and without an artwork, evocations between artwork as image and as material object. As such, it is about artworks that continue beyond their material confines and about air as the embodiment of their continuity. The book focuses on air as the material space surrounding an artwork, its milieu, surroundings, and environment or Umwelt. By looking closely at the linguistic efforts of the art historians Aby Warburg and Alois Riegl, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and the dance theorist and choreographer Rudol ... More

Keywords: aesthetic form, material space, air, environment, medium, artwork, ecologies, image, art writing, externalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226764771
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226764801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margareta Ingrid Christian, author
University of Chicago