The Climax of Disclosure
Distributed for Reaktion Books
Rainer Crone and David Moos trace the artist's development from his beginnings in the Ukraine and early years in Moscow – where he was closely involved in the Futurist circle – through to the late 1920s and beyond. The authors of this book convincingly demonstrate that it is only through a close and sustained reading of Malevich's late – and still widely misunderstood – painterly oeuvre that his extraordinarily inventive stance can truly be comprehended.
Crone and Moos trace the close relationship between Malevich's practice and other contemporary non-political revolutions in physics, linguistics and poetry. They present Malevich as a uniquely creative artist, embodying in his work many of the insights and discoveries that define the twentieth century and the condition of modern life.
Introduction: This Book . . . and the End of Experience
1. The Question of Information
2. Artistic Positions: A Critical Survey
3. Origins of a Painter
4. Cubo-Futurism: Interchanges
5. Passages Through Poetry
6. The Edge of Innovation
7. Subjectivity in Temporality
8. Late Sensations and the New Reality
9. The Free Imaginary Variation