This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "This comprehensive examination resolves many of the questions and paradoxes that surround the 'Dandy of the Grotesque' and should become the standard work on Beardsley for years to come."--Choice "A supremely elegant volume, teeming with countless splendid Beardsley illustrations."Nineteenth-Century Literature "Snodgrass's book.performs a most valuable function not only in providing new ways of looking at Beardsley's images, but also in provoking us to think about how properly to theorize the "postmodern" element of modernism."--Victorian Studies. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This book analyzes a wide range of Beardsley's most characteristic work. It establishes his assumptions about the underlying nature of his world, and clarifies why so many observers have considered Beardsley's art indispensable to understanding fin-de-siècle Victorian culture. Beardsley's pictures present a dialogue between seemingly polarized impulses: a desire to scandalize and destabilize the old order, and, equally strong, a need to affirm traditional authority.
Beardsley depicted various grotesque shapes, caricatures, and mutated figures, including foetus/old man, dwarf, Clown, Harlequin, Pierrot, and dandy (the icon of the Decadent "Religion of Art"). Incarnating the fearful contradictions of decadence, these images served as objective correlatives of some "monstrous" metaphysical contortion. His grotesques suggest the impossibility of resolving these contradictions, even as his elegant designs try formalistically to control and recuperate the disfiguration.
As a canonical style, Beardsley's "dandy" sensibility and grotesque caricatures become his means of realigning canonical meaning. Thus, he effects what might be termed a "caricature" of traditional signification. An aesthete devoted to the "Religion of Art", Beardsley, nonetheless, creates a world inescapably "de-formed". He is a Dandy of the Grotesque.
L'autore: Chris Snodgrass is at University of Florida.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 0195090624 pp xix, 338. Codice libro della libreria 022637
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0195090624 Excellent products Shipped same day from NJ state, We offer good customer service and your orders must be in the USPS truck before 4:00 PM. Codice libro della libreria ABEB-3538
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1995. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP32721635
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. First Edition; First Printing. The dust jacket has some mild moisture rippling along the upper rear edge (no staining), and there is extremely faint corresponding evidence of moisture along the upper edge of the rear free endpapers; otherwise the book and jacket show only light shelfwear.; Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 338 pages. Codice libro della libreria 53652
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: VeryGood. A Library discard with the usual markup. Shows signs of typical ownership; clean, unmarked page block; some obvious, but superficial wear to cover and extremities. Codice libro della libreria 36SDH6000BV4
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. Red-orange cloth, lettered in black. Slight shelf wear, small nick (mended) to cloth along top front turn-down. Firm binding, clean interior. xix,338 pp., well illus. Color illus. dust jacket essentially as issued, in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 037190
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, New York NY, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 338 pgs. b/w illustrations. Analysis of illustrator of Victorian Decadence art. Copy slightly bowed, bottom edges of boards have light rub. Rest clean, tight. Clean, bright DJ brodart protective cover. Signed on title page. In Very Good/Fine Condition. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 010654
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0195090624
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 9.75x7.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0195090624