Objections - Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1
Forms of Abstraction engages with abstraction not as a formal option in art, or as an airy theoretical speculation, but as an operational force that has redesigned our world, and continues to do so. What Alfred Sohn-Rethel has called the “real abstraction” of value-form moulds the world, and does so in conjunction with the real abstractions of the law and of technoscience. The increasingly tight integration of these forms of real abstraction produces our current regime of concrete abstraction, and it informs both humans and non-humans, persons and things, subjects and objects.
|200 p, ills bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English|