decrepitude


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decrepitude

(dē-krĕp′ĭ-tūd)
A state of general feebleness and decline that sometimes accompanies old age; weakness; infirmity.
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Visually, unpromising first-time director Marc Munden spends the entire film trying to draw an uninteresting contrast between the decrepitude of bleak Northern towns and the shiny black and chrome designer lines of thoroughly modern London.
As William pulls his father's leg, Charles says: "I can still do it at my advanced stage of decrepitude."
At play in the vicissitudes of youth and decrepitude is the perpetual subject of Pierson's work: belligerent or beleaguered, the glam queen, lover boy, outcast, or clown.
And Charles, 54 - whom both boys call Pa or Pops - replied: "I can do it even at my advanced stage of decrepitude."
The persistent, well-nigh obsessive collection, collation, manipulation, and arrangement of pictures on a wall implies its own aestheticism, its own low-tech opulence, the luxury of decrepitude and desuetude, the abundance of replete, depleted media figures.
Spurred on by creeping decrepitude - or in Max's case imminent senility - they have been detailing their virile adventures to anyone who will listen.
More than just an index of class-bound taste, of that Waspish catechism of comfortable decrepitude, the little non sequiturs of gesture and decor are the first-level registers in a dialectic of chance and order, of snapshot and "picture." Take the broken soap dish (Jill and Polly in the Bathroom, 1987) or the chance meeting of a beer and a baby bottle on a breakfast board (Sunday New York Times, 1982), or, on the British front again, The Ancestor: Here, amid the crystal and silver, it is the Kmart-common pepper mill that breaks the surface--that reminds us we're not in a Polo ad anymore.
Indeed, the structure of the palimpsest captured the various confrontations driving the dialectics of Kwon's project: the strange overlap of public and private space in the Philip Morris gallery, for one, or the matching futuristic decrepitude of Kwon's drawing idiom and the corporate spaces into which it was inserted.
Thankfully, though, Havana is so much more alive than sleepy, stuffy Miinster: The city I saw had as little to do with the charming decrepitude of Wim Wenders's romantic Buena Vista Social Club as with the vast, grotesque prison house portrayed in julian Schnabel's powerful Before Night Falls.
The photographic apparatus is the emblem of his moral decrepitude; he wears it like a Pinocchio nose, or the mark of a branding iron.
It's the process of gradual deliquescence of every system, and it suggested to us the gradual decrepitude of form.
The property claim and the administrative, legalistic approach are a measure both of his mania and of the misery to which the neo-avant-garde would advance in postwar Paris (and by no means would he be the last in the decrepitude of his art).