By Rosalind E. Krauss
In response to the 1999 Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, this publication makes use of the paintings of the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers to argue that the specifity of mediums, even modernist ones, can by no means be easily collapsed into the physicality in their help.
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We're not saying no», they answered. and indignantly returned to the king, who swore he would abandon Florence «But not yes either! », replied the others; by his soldiers. », commented Giuliano Bugiardini. «It was Piero de' Medici and Lorenzo Tornabuoni. Piero offered the King of France, who to be plundered had already occupied Sarzana, the castles of Sarzanello and Pietrasanta. The French king wanted confirmation by the Signoria, and Lorenzo Tornabuoni was sent to get it from them in writing».
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A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition (Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture) by Rosalind E. Krauss