Faking, Forging, Counterfeiting

Discredited Practices at the Margins of Mimesis

Forgeries are an omnipresent part of our culture and closely related to traditional ideas of authenticity, legality, authorship, creativity, and innovation. Based on the concept of mimesis, this volume illustrates how forgeries must be understood as autonomous aesthetic practices – creative acts in themselves – rather than as mere rip-offs of an original work of art.

The proceedings bring together research from different scholarly fields. They focus on various mimetic practices such as pseudo-translations, imposters, identity theft, and hoaxes in different artistic and historic contexts. By opening up the scope of the aesthetic implications of fakes, this anthology aims to consolidate forging as an autonomous method of creation.

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2017-12-19, 248 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3762-5

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Book title
Faking, Forging, Counterfeiting Discredited Practices at the Margins of Mimesis
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
248
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3762-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1559
BIC-Code
HBTB ABA DSB
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 ART009000 LIT000000
THEMA-Code
NHTB ABA DSB
Release date
2017-12-19
Edition
1
Topics
Kunst, Kulturgeschichte, Literatur
Readership
Art History, Literature Studies, Theatre Studies, Philosophy
Keywords/Tags
Forgery, Culture, Cultural Transfer, Translation, Imitation, Original, Copy, Aesthetic Practice, Creativity, Faked Tradition, Pseudotranslation, Imposter, Identity Theft, Hoax, Cultural History, Art, Literature, Theory of Art, General Literature Studies, Media Aesthetics, Cultural Studies

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