Enfoldment and Infinity has 9 ratings and 1 review. Essma said: I have yet to come across an art theory book that moved me so profoundly that I cried aft. “The universe is not dualistic, but folded, so spirit is separated from matter only by degree” – Laura Marks, Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic. In Enfoldment and Infinity, Laura Marks traces the strong similarities, visual and as computer code or the words of the Qur’an) is an interface to the infinite.

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The web is crawled by Google robots and from the results an index is built. Qnd already have an Oxford Academic account? For Marks, the pixel is the contemporary equivalent of the atom of Islamic atomist philosophers ie: Some philosophers felt the text needs to be understood allegorically as containing massively more meanings than present on the surface ie: After demonstrating historically how Islamic aesthetics traveled into Western art, Marks draws explicit parallels between works enfoldkent classical Islamic art and new media art, describing texts that burst into image, lines that multiply to form fractal spaces, “nonorganic life” in carpets and algorithms, and other shared concepts and images.

Which is to say, she wants to help us see the potential for the unfolding of infinity, and its infinite potential for folding and unfolding, within and between every fold.


Being submerged in Islamic culture and art, sometimes without even knowing it, it is only logical that the Western culture developing from this foundation would owe some of its stylistic traits to Islamic art.

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Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (Leonardo Book Series)

Haptic, Textured, Folded Space: Marks proposes an aesthetics of unfolding and enfolding in which image, information, and the infinite interact: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Mohammad Jafari marked it as to-read Apr 11, Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Chris rated it liked it Apr 13, Soviet cinema and the fantasy of no limits.

Saimah marked it as to-read Oct 09, Here, information acts as a mediator between the imperceptible infinite and the actual image. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

Sam Scott added it Feb 05, I have yet to come across an art theory book that moved me so profoundly that I cried after finishing the last line. This counts especially for Holland in my opinion, seating one of the most anti-Islamic political organizations, PVV Party for Freedom in the minority government.

Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art – Laura U. Marks – Google Books

Every sentence felt like a labor of love, every thought exploded within my mind unfolding exciting new possibilities. No trivia or quizzes yet. She discusses the similarities of unity God and codeinfinity spiritual and virtualthe vector Mecca and telepresenceaniconism figurative images and viralsabstract line and haptic space abstract decorating figures and computer art and embodied perception subjective experiences in time and space.


Books by Laura U. I would recommend anyone interested in modern art to take a look on http: If someone puts down this book believing that the Mu’tazila atomists invented the pixel or that the concept of artificial life originates with the carpet weavers in the sixteenth-century Caucasus, that is fine with me p.

A Networkological Glossary Manifoldness: But I had little sense of just how amazing this book was going to be.

Laura U. Marks

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Amina enfolvment it as to-read Nov 05, Just as modernism was torn between the drive for purity and that of neo-Baroque excess ie: