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Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert...
The Fire in the Library guests respond to questions from the audience. Robert Irwin and Erika Rothenberg discuss the...
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Eugenia Butler hosts a "Fire in the Library" discussion with Erika Rothenberg, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, and Annie Chu. The group...
Robert Irwin
Introduced by Coy Howard, Robert Irwin argues that the aesthetics and the issues of art have been radically inverted in the last...

Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert Irwin Annie Chu Part Two

The Fire in the Library guests respond to questions from the audience. Robert Irwin and Erika Rothenberg discuss the frustrations of trying to work in a way that involves the public. Coy Howard responds to a comment about collaboration, arguing for “maximizing experience.” Responding to a comment from the audience, Robert Irwin, Annie Chu, and Ericka Rothenberg debate the role of architects and artists in projects created and defined by exclusively economic considerations. Irwin argues that somebody has to make the “quality argument” in a form intelligible to “the quantifiers.”

 


Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert Irwin Annie Chu Part One

Eugenia Butler hosts a “Fire in the Library” discussion with Erika Rothenberg, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, and Annie Chu. The group discusses how the definitions between art and architecture are blurred. Irwin talks about the difficulty of dialogue using broad terms like “art,” “architecture,” “aesthetics,” and “feeling.” He discusses the value judgements associated with these terms. The panelists discuss collaboration.

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Robert Irwin

December 5, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Introduced by Coy Howard, Robert Irwin argues that the aesthetics and the issues of art have been radically inverted in the last hundred years. He examines how this has brought about a shift in the meaning of the term “art” and the issues and concerns of being an artist. The shift from the pictorial compositions of Jacques-Louis David to work such as that of Kazimir Malevich, is illustrated in the development of Piet Mondrian’s work. In what could be described as phenomenological art, Mondrian’s work develops four principals including change, energy, positive space, and non-hierarchical order. This supports the phenomenological and qualitative way of seeing the world described by Edmund Husserl which is an alternative to Plato and Aristotle’s quantitative world of transcendental truth.

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After describing his struggle to get the right tone, Coy Howard recites a portion of an introduction he wrote for Robert Irwin. ...
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Robert Irwin demonstrates his phenomenological way of viewing the world through the example of a mark on a chalkboard. The mark...