Book Review: Solvent Form: Art and Destruction by Jared Pappas-Kelley

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In Solvent Form: Art and DestructionJared Pappas-Kelley explores the complex relationship between art and destruction, arguing that destruction is an impulse within the interior form of the art object. Drawing on an array of theoretical interventions, examples and anecdotes, this ambitious book would benefit from expanding beyond existing arguments in the literature on art destruction, yet it remains a timely, relevant and thought-provoking read, writes Haythem Guesmi.

Period21 Aug 2020

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  • TitleBook Review: Solvent Form: Art and Destruction by Jared Pappas-Kelley
    Media name/outletLondon School of Economics Book Review
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1500 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/08/20
    DescriptionIn Solvent Form: Art and Destruction, Jared Pappas-Kelley explores the complex relationship between art and destruction, arguing that destruction is an impulse within the interior form of the art object. Drawing on an array of theoretical interventions, examples and anecdotes, this ambitious book would benefit from expanding beyond existing arguments in the literature on art destruction, yet it remains a timely, relevant and thought-provoking read, writes Haythem Guesmi.
    Producer/AuthorDr Haythem Guesmi
    URLhttps://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2020/08/21/book-review-solvent-form-art-and-destruction-by-jared-pappas-kelley/
    PersonsJared Pappas-Kelley