MIT professor’s book digs into the eclectic, textually linked reading choices of people in medieval London.
Rosalind E. Krauss, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University, joins Yve-Alain Bois, the Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Professor of Modern Art at Harvard, to discuss their new books Formless: A User's Guide and October: The Second Decade, 1986-1996, on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7pm in Bartos Theater (Building E15).
Formless, published by Zone Books, develops an understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices, presenting "formless" as a concept along with form and content.
October co-editor Benjamin H.D. Buchloh will join Professors Krauss and Bois in a discussion of the journal, which has become the premiere forum for exploring the intersections of culture, art and theory. Professor Buchloh is associate professor of art history at Barnard College/Columbia University. October is published by The MIT Press.
"authors@mit" is sponsored by the MIT Humanities and Dewey Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore. A reception will follow in the List Visual Arts Center. For more information, call x3-5249 or e-mail <email@example.com>.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 1997.