A method for sorting cows : essays 1993-97Language : EnglishManchester : Manchester Metropolitan University, 199795 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko argazkiak ; 21 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 1900756 03 X.Modern sculpture -- 20th century -- Great Britain -- Studies, essays, etc
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In a series of essays based on his own practice but covering a diverse range of subjects, Edward Allington argues for pluralism in sculpture.
- "A Method for Sorting Cows" examines the work of Robert Morris and Marcel Broodthaers and asks how sculptures can be differentiated and what, exactly, is sculpture anyway.
- "Some Notes on Lost Sculpture" discusses the role of light and dirt in the perception of art, and provides a recipe for the perfect martini.
- "I Feel Better than James Brown" looks a images of Sleeping Beauty and the history of mimesis in both Western art and myth, touching upon the waxwork, Japanese replica food and Tokyo hotel ceilings.
- "Reproduction in Sculpture" deals with the problem of the "original" in sculpture and the relationship between reproduction and kitsch, exemplified in the Disposables of Les Levine and the tribulations of Tintin.
- "It's in the Corners that You'll Find It" highlights the problems of placing sculpture, reproducing it and documenting it, with reference to the lost sculptures of Walter de Maria, Robert Smithson and Yves Klein.
- "G Plan Gymnastics" traces the decline of the small sculpture from aristocratic luxury item to dime store figurine and examines the relationship between Dada/Surrealist sculpture and the shift in values that accompanied the rise of the bourgeoisie in the 19th century.