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Farewell To An Idea

Author : Timothy J. Clark
ISBN : 0300089104
Genre : Art
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In this text, acclaimed art historian T.J. Clark offers a new vision of the art of the past two centuries, focusing on moments when art responded directly, in extreme terms, to the ongoing disaster called modernity.
Category: Art

Love S Shadow

Author : Paul A. Bové
ISBN : 9780674977150
Genre : Criticism
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It is no wonder literary criticism is so sullen. It is too philosophical, too much indebted to the dour Walter Benjamin, wedded to aestheticized helplessness. Lit crit needs new inspirations: the sober cheer of Wallace Stevens; the loving eye of Rembrandt; romance, melodrama, and wit. Let there be more poetry, Paul Bové says, and less cynicism.
Category: Criticism

Paul An Idea Not A Fact

Author : formerly of Balliol College Master of arts (of the University of Oxford)
ISBN : WISC:89003344785
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Image Of The People

Author : T. J. Clark
ISBN : 0520217454
Genre : Art
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In this pioneering study, Clark looked at the inextricable links between modern art and history.
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The Absolute Bourgeois

Author : T. J. Clark
ISBN : 0520217446
Genre : Art
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T. J. Clark's classic work of art history refuses to separate art from its social and political context in revolutionary France.
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Ecological Poetics Or Wallace Stevens S Birds

Author : Cary Wolfe
ISBN : 9780226687971
Genre : Birds in literature
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"The poems of Wallace Stevens teem with birds: grackles, warblers, doves, swans, robins, nightingales, jays, owls, peacocks, the "bird with the coppery, keen claws," a "parakeet of parakeets," a "widow's bird," and one famous blackbird who summons thirteen ways of looking. What do Stevens's evocations of birds, and his poems more generally, tell us about the distance between human and non-human? In what ways can we read him as an ecological poet, and how would reading him this way change our idea of ecopoetics? In this book, the noted theorist of posthumanism Cary Wolfe reconceptualizes ecopoetics through a poet not often associated with the terms "ecology" and "environment." Stevens, Wolfe argues, is an ecological poet in a sense that reaches well beyond his poems' imagery. Stevens's poetry is well known for embodying the tension between a desire for "things as they are," without human mediation, and the supreme value of the imagination. Noting Stevens's refusal to resolve this tension, Wolfe shows how the poems reward study alongside theories of system and observation derived from a multitude of sources, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Niklas Luhmann. Stevens is ecopoetic in the sense that his places, worlds, and environments are generated by the life forms that inhabit them"--
Category: Birds in literature


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ISBN : UVA:X000532874
Genre : American literature
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Biography Of An Idea

Author : Edward L. Bernays
ISBN : UOM:39015046367168
Genre : Public relations
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The Painting Of Modern Life

Author : Timothy J. Clark
ISBN : 0691009031
Genre : Art
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The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafés, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds--the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat, and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives--be they bar-maids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers, or petits bourgeois lunching on the grass. The central question of The Painting of Modern Life is this: did modern painting as it came into being celebrate the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III, or open it to critical scrutiny? The revised edition of this classic book includes a new preface by the author.
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Art In Its Time

Author : Paul Mattick
ISBN : 0415239206
Genre : Philosophy
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This is an exciting exploration of the role art plays in our lives. Mattick takes the question "What is art?" as a basis for a discussion of the nature of art, he asks what meaning art can have and to whom in the present order.
Category: Philosophy

The Modern Poetic Sequence

Author : Rosenthall M L
ISBN : UOM:39015001998569
Genre : American poetry
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Examines how British and American poets, including Whitman, Dickinson, Housman, Eliot, Masters, Pound, and Williams, have made use of poetic sequence structure
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Cubism And Its Histories

Author : David Cottington
ISBN : 0719050049
Genre : Art
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Cubism was the most influential artistic movement of the 20th century, yet just what cubism was, or stood for, is still in dispute. This book offers a way beyond this confusion through a narrative of cubism's beginnings, consolidation and dissemination.
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