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In Jacques Lacan's psychoanalysis, the object of desire that can never be obtained. It has a range of meanings in Lacan's work, but the most consistent and widely recognized understanding ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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... (petit) a In Jacques Lacan ’s psychoanalysis , the object of desire that can never be obtained. It has a range of meanings in Lacan’s work, but the most consistent and widely recognized understanding of it is that it is that which desire lacks in perpetuity and is therefore that which causes desire. In later formulations, Lacan came to think of it as the surplus value of enjoyment ( jouissance ). Lacan always insisted that the term remain untranslated so as to give it an algebraic status in English, and for the most part this is respected....

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objet a  

In Jacques Lacan's psychoanalysis, the object of desire that can never be obtained. It has a range of meanings in Lacan's work, but the most consistent and widely recognized understanding of it is ...
38 The History of the Book in the Muslim World

38 The History of the Book in the Muslim World   Reference library

Geoffrey Roper

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...exquisitely decorated and illustrated MSS, and Persian miniatures have become much-treasured objets d’art . Unfortunately, this has led to many of them becoming separated from the texts they were created to illustrate. Ottoman Turkey became the centre of a large empire that by the mid-16 th century included most of the Arab world and much of southeastern Europe. Having inherited the Arabic MS tradition, the Turks both continued it and created a Turkish book culture that also borrowed some elements of the Persian. Ottoman calligraphers became...

objet d'art

objet d'art  

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(French, ‘art object’)A term normally applied to small, precious objects such as ceramics, metalwork, and curios intended for private ownership.
objet trouvé

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(Fr.: ‘found object’).An object found by an artist and displayed with no, or minimal, alteration as (or as an element in) a work of art. It may be a natural object, such as a pebble, a shell, or a ...
Formes Utiles

Formes Utiles  

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(established 1949)This French organization was founded as a direct by‐product of the 1949 Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) exhibition in Paris on the theme Formes Utiles, Objets de Notre Temps. It ...
ready-made

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A name given by Marcel Duchamp to a type of work he invented consisting of a mass-produced article isolated from its functional context and displayed as a work of art. His first ready-made (1913) was ...
Junk sculpture

Junk sculpture  

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A type of assemblage created by the piecing together of worthless materials—such as scrap metal and household rubbish—which form the detritus of urban society. It emerged as a distinct critical ...
Nash brothers

Nash brothers  

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English painters. Paul (1889–1946), born in London, trained at Chelsea Polytechnic (1907–8) and the Slade School (1910–12), where a chance remark from the distinguished Academician Sir William Blake ...
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A term applied to a type of three-dimensional work (generally fairly small) made up of any materials that take the artist’s fancy and usually put together with some symbolic or ...
Pierre Schaeffer

Pierre Schaeffer  

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(b Nancy, 1910; d. Aix‐en‐Provence, 1995).Fr. composer. Trained as radio technician and worked mostly for RTF, Paris. In 1942 founded acoustical experiments studio. Began experiments in 1948 with ...
Claude Raguet Hirst

Claude Raguet Hirst  

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(1855–1942).Painter. The only woman among significant late-nineteenth-century trompe-l'oeil still life specialists, she sensitively adapted William Harnett's tabletop groupings of books, objets ...
Union des Artistes Modernes

Union des Artistes Modernes  

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(UAM)(1929–58)The UAM was founded in May 1929 by an influential group of committed Modernist designers who had become disillusioned with the conservatism of the Societé des Artistes Décorateurs ...
Maurice Scève

Maurice Scève  

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(c.1500–1560)French poet and humanist, best known for his Délie, objet de plus haute vertu (1544), a sequence of 449 decasyllabic dizains, accompanied by 50 emblematic woodcuts, which is primarily ...
Centre de Création Industrielle

Centre de Création Industrielle  

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(CCI)(established 1969)The CCI was established in 1969 as part of the UCAD (Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs), with François Mathey of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Yolande Amic, and ...
Queen Mary

Queen Mary  

Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, empress of India b. 26 May 1867, da. of Francis, duke of Teck, and Mary, da. of Adolphus, duke of Cambridge; m. George, duke of York (later ...
Samuel Bing

Samuel Bing  

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(1838–1905)A key figure in the promotion of Art Nouveau, German‐born Bing originally trained in ceramics before moving to Paris in 1871 following the end of the Franco‐Prussian War. After opening a ...
Bakelite

Bakelite  

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(1907– )Bakelite, the trade name for phenol‐formaldehyde or phenolic resins, was the first totally synthetic plastic and was patented by Dr Leo Baekeland in 1907. In order to put his invention into ...
japonaiserie

japonaiserie  

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Until the mid-C19 Japan was largely a closed book to the West. After 1858, when the USA signed a trade agreement with that country (followed by European nations), Japanese artefacts became more ...
Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell  

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(b Nyack, NY, 24 Dec. 1903; d New York, 29 Dec. 1972).American sculptor, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. He had no artistic training, but ...

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