Francis Bacon: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives

Rina Arya (Editor)

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This collection of essays on Francis Bacon (1909-1992) pays tribute to the legacy, influence and power of his art. The volume widens the relevance of Bacon in the twenty-first century and looks at new ways of thinking about or reframing him. The contributors consider the interdisciplinary scope of Bacon’s work, which addresses issues in architecture, continental philosophy, critical theory, gender studies and the sociology of the body, among others. Bacon’s work is also considered in relation to other artists, philosophers and writers who share similar concerns. The innovation of the volume lies in this move away from both an art historical framework and a focus on the artist’s biographical details, in order to concentrate on new perspectives, such as how current scholars in different disciplines consider Bacon, what his relevance is to a contemporary audience, and the wider themes and issues that are raised by his work.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPeter Lang Ltd
Number of pages207
ISBN (Electronic)9783035303896
ISBN (Print)9783034308892
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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