University Press Copublishing Division / Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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978-1-61147-519-7 • Hardback • March 2012 • $126.00 • (£97.00)
978-1-61147-520-3 • eBook • March 2012 • $119.50 • (£88.00)
Claude Cernuschi is professor of art history at Boston College.
Preface and acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Barnett Newman…and Martin Heidegger
Chapter 2: Beginnings Chapter 3: Presence
Chapter 4: Place: Da-sein Chapter 5: The Void Chapter 6: Others Chapter 7: Freedom
Chapter 8: Mood
Chapter 9: Technology
Chapter 10: Language
Chapter 11: Time
Chapter 12: God
Chapter 13: Epistemology
Chapter 14: Politics
About the Author
Viewers who have acknowledged the demands that Newman’s art places on them cannot fail, when they become readers of this book, to appreciate Claude Cernuschi’s accomplishment in philosophically interpreting the artist’s works and ideas. Reaching beyond the disciplinary boundaries of art history narrowly construed, Cernuschi provides a rewarding assessment of the Heideggerian resonance of Newman’s thought, and ultimately clears a path to a greater understanding of the meaning and significance of his art.
— Michael Schreyach, Trinity University
With the scrupulous attention to detail and brisk writing style that characterizes Claude Cernuschi's work, his new study probes intriguing correspondences between Martin Heidegger's articulation of philosophical principles and Barnett Newman's articulation of aesthetic experience. Cernuschi demonstrates that the two thinkers shared numerous concepts and metaphors. To follow him through the maze of his investigation is to observe philosophy becoming aesthetics and aesthetics becoming philosophy. This fascinating convergence may well have pleased both Heidegger and Newman.
— Richard Shiff, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin