reading can seriously damage your ignorance

Dirk Lauwaert. Selected Writings, 1983-2008


Engels | 26-09-2023 | 208 pagina's

9789462703858

Paperback / softback


€ 35,00

  Toevoegen aan winkelwagen
 Product store stocks

   Bestelbaar




Korte beschrijving/Annotatie

First introduction to English-reading audiences of the seminal writings of a key Belgian writer and critic.

Tekst achterflap

Radically subjective. Radically unapologetic. Radically demanding. These are the hallmarks of Dirk Lauwaert’s skill, attitude, and sensitivity, which are the result of radical attention.

Belgian writer and critic Dirk Lauwaert (1944–2013) wrote about images, be they moving or still, historical or contemporary, overfamiliar or unseen. He experienced them intensely, studied them attentively, and connected them to ethical, philosophical, or social issues in texts that invited readers to do the same, whether they were leaving the movie theater, browsing a photo book, or visiting an exhibition.

This selection presents the depth and scope of Lauwaert’s immense output through 15 key texts in which the Belgian author unfolds his central ideas and motifs, displaying his kaleidoscopic thinking and essayistic ability. The texts span 25 years – from 1983 to 2008 – and were originally published in various contexts over the course of three decades.

Herman Asselberghs is a filmmaker, teacher, and researcher at LUCA School of Arts.
Robbrecht Desmet is a filmmaker, teacher, and researcher at LUCA School of Arts.
Bart Meuleman is a writer, poet, playwright, dramaturgist, and essayist.
Peter Jan Perquy is head librarian at the Library of Sint-Lukas in Brussels (LUCA School of Arts) and caretaker of its Dirk Lauwaert Collection.

Slogan/Promotie

Radically subjective. Radically unapologetic. Radically demanding. These are the hallmarks of Dirk Lauwaert’s skill, attitude, and sensitivity, which are the result of radical attention.

Belgian writer and critic Dirk Lauwaert (1944–2013) wrote about images, be they moving or still, historical or contemporary, overfamiliar or unseen. He experienced them intensely, studied them attentively, and connected them to ethical, philosophical, or social issues in texts that invited readers to do the same, whether they were leaving the movie theater browsing a photo book, or visiting an exhibition.

This selection presents the depth and scope of Lauwaert’s immense output through 15 key texts in which the Belgian author unfolds his central ideas and motifs, displaying his kaleidoscopic thinking and essayistic ability. The texts span 25 years – from 1983 to 2008 – and were originally published in various contexts over the course of three decades.

Details

EAN :9789462703858
Uitgever :Universitaire Pers Leuven
Publicatiedatum :  26-09-2023
Formaat :Paperback / softback
Taal :Engels
Hoogte :230 mm
Breedte :170 mm
Dikte :17 mm
Gewicht :530 gr
Voorraad :Bestelbaar
Aantal bladzijden :208
Reeks :  Lieven Gevaert Series
Trefwoorden :  film;photography;art;art criticsm;art theory;essayism;education