Skip navigation

1993: The Optical Unconscious

Antoinette Goodwin reviewed Rosalind Krauss’ The Optical Unconscious in the Journal of Religion and Health (Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1996). The following is an excerpt from the review.

“Rosalind Krauss’ The Optical Unconscious is a gentle but powerful, casual but elegant, playful but businesslike reexamination of modernism and modern art. In it Krauss addresses the claims of the sacred in the field of art and thereby broadens her own definition from that of art historian to avant-garde artist. This is to say that the work itself is transgressive and code-breaking even as it maintains an ongoing tension between the conscious and unconscious, the visible and the invisible, the logical and the mysterious.”


Our 50 influential journal articles are listed here. The articles are in chronological order and will be freely available through the end of 2012.

For information about the MIT Press’ history, check out our 50th anniversary page.

  • Posted at 01:57 pm on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 in


Or, if you prefer to use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to the Blog RSS feed.


Books, news, and ideas from MIT Press

The MIT PressLog is the official blog of MIT Press. Founded in 2005, the Log chronicles news about MIT Press authors and books. The MIT PressLog also serves as forum for our authors to discuss issues related to their books and scholarship. Views expressed by guest contributors to the blog do not necessarily represent those of MIT Press.