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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 1997.