ART AS TECHNIQUE VIKTOR SHKLOVSKY PDF

Art as a Technique by viktor Shklovsky. Shklovsky brings out that there comes a point were perceptions become habitual thus becoming. Victor Shklovosky, a founder of the OPAYAZ group in Russia, occupies a significant position in Russian Formalism by introducing his literary concept of art as. Formalism texts – “Art as Technique” by Viktor Shklovsky ().

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Victor Shklovsky is perhaps best known for developing the concept of ostranenie or defamiliarization also translated as “estrangement” in literature. He explained the concept in his essay Art as Technique also translated as “Art as Device” which comprised the first chapter of his seminal Theory of Prosefirst published in He argued for the need to turn some Victor Shklovsky is perhaps best known for developing the concept of ostranenie or defamiliarization also translated as “estrangement” in literature.

The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make techniqur ‘unfamiliar’, to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an ar end in itself and must be prolonged.

Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object; the object is not important. Published first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Art as Techniqueplease sign up.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 19, zeynab rated it really liked it Shelves: In short, I think it’s a great source for understanding the concept of “defamiliarization”.

Jan 22, David Galloway rated it really liked it Shelves: An excellent essay that centers on the technique of defamiliarization, how artists make everyday things feel new again. Shklovsky provides several examples from the work of Tolstoy and I believe he proves his point of contention quite well. Jul 23, Elias Vasilis Kontaxakis rated it liked it Shelves: And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony.

The argument cleverly begins by quoting the still accepted maxim that poe And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony.

`Art as Technique` (1917) Viktor Shklovsky

The argument cleverly begins techniuqe quoting the still accepted maxim that poetry is economy of imagery, allowing the reader to consume big feelings or ideas in a small amount of space.

But Shklovsky then notes how habitual thinking or non-thinkingepitomized in algebraic symbolism, dulls our sensory experience. It allows us to glide unquestioningly over axioms.

Instead the piece claims art defamiliarizes: They offer new, unique ways of looking at things. Our joy comes from this scenic ride to familiar places, rather than the boring highway that normal communication entails. In the Formalist vein, the miracle here is in the ride, not the destination. Shklovsky then demonstrates his point with the works of Tolstoy and popular erotica, where the former describes events as if he saw them for the first time, and the latter utilizes euphemism and figurative language to heighten our expectation of pleasure.

I do not consider viiktor a true artist, save in one matter: I can do what only a true artist can do–pounce upon the forgotten butterfly of a revelation, wean myself abruptly from the habit of things… May 22, Basila Hasnain rated it really liked it. Have read before but now am able to appreciate it as a work of Art in itself.

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Inductive, Concise and ofcourse Unique. De-familiarization isn’t a new concept but its put in a new way in this text thus a pioneer text of formalism and structuralism. Melanie Gratto rated it liked it Apr 20, Sofia rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Eva Lucia rated it liked it Dec 01, Georgina Merry rated it really liked it Oct 27, Zeynep Kirazoglu rated it it was ok Jun 03, Marbled Intentions rated it liked it Oct 15, Christy Thomas rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Miriam rated it liked it Dec 16, Naomi rated it really liked it Jan 28, Katy rated it really liked it Apr 27, Kibkib rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Paras2 rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Gevorg Yeghikyan rated it liked it Jun 04, Austin Hays rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Aadhu rated it liked it May 01, Tara rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Maria rated it really liked it Aug 26, Kristina Polidano rated it really liked it May 02, Shahab Habibi rated it liked it Jan 31, Anna Stankova rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Kostas Lopsaitis rated it liked it Dec 30, Alice Herondale rated it really liked it Oct 11, Ioana Fotache rated it really liked it May 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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