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Cornelia Ortlieb: Text and Texture
Text and Texture
(p. 48 – 58)

Cornelia Ortlieb

Text and Texture
On the Materiality of West-Eastern Transfers in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marianne von Willemer

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  • thing/thingness
  • anthropology
  • materiality
  • materialist turn
  • material aesthetics
  • speculative realism

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Kerstin Stakemeier (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Power of Material – Politics of Materiality

In the last years a new focus on material phenomena has become increasingly oberservable in the arts and sciences. Most diverse disciplines are stressing the momentum and the agency of matter, material and things and underline their status as agents within the web of relationships of culture and nature. The book "Power of Material / Politics of Materiality“ deepens this current discourse and for the time brings materialist tendencies within the arts, design and architecture into a direct dialogue with a range of scientific approaches from a "New Materialism“ within the humanities and social sciences.


This publication is the result of the first year of program at the newly established cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.