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21%OFFJonah Siegel - Desire and Excess: The Nineteenth-Century Culture of Art - 9780691049144 - V9780691049144
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Desire and Excess: The Nineteenth-Century Culture of Art

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Description for Desire and Excess: The Nineteenth-Century Culture of Art Paperback. Offering a look at the creative power of institutions, this book explores the rise of the modern idea of the artist in the 19th century, a period that also witnessed the emergence of the museum and the professional critic. Drawing upon neoclassical art and theory, it aims to bring to life the artistic passions and anxieties of an entire era. Num Pages: 328 pages, 54 halftones. BIC Classification: 3JH; ACV; DSBF; DSC; HBG; HBLL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 155 x 230 x 28. Weight in Grams: 608.
In this fascinating look at the creative power of institutions, Jonah Siegel explores the rise of the modern idea of the artist in the nineteenth century, a period that also witnessed the emergence of the museum and the professional critic. Treating these developments as interrelated, he analyzes both visual material and literary texts to portray a culture in which art came to be thought of in powerful new ways. Ultimately, Siegel shows that artistic controversies commonly associated with the self-consciously radical movements of modernism and postmodernism have their roots in a dynamic era unfairly characterized as staid, self-satisfied, and stable. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Publisher
Princeton University Press United States
Number of pages
382
Condition
New
Number of Pages
328
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691049144
SKU
V9780691049144
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About Jonah Siegel
Jonah Siegel has taught at Columbia and Harvard Universities. He is Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University.

Reviews for Desire and Excess: The Nineteenth-Century Culture of Art
"Desire and Excess is rich in ... luminous insights, [and is] beautifully expressed... The strength of [Siegal's book] lies in how vividly [it] evoke[s] a visual life for nineteenth-century Britons that makes us feel as if we see what they saw."
Gillen D'Arcy Wood, The Wordsworth Circle "This is an extensive and ambitious study... Siegel's book is the product of many ... Read more

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