Monday, January 31, 2011

Syntaxidermy.




What part do "depraved perspectives" play
in the attainment of knowledge? What metaphysical
truths are to be found in aberrations? Jurgis Baltrusaitis,
one of Europe's most distinguished historians of art and
culture, has consistently broken new ground by pursuing
the other side of science, myth, and ideology and by
examining its relevance to the formation and history
of art. He exposes the byways through which the
natural environment is turned into art. In the process
he illuminates some of the central issues in
current discussions of the theory of art.
Jurgis Baltrusaitis (Weirdo).