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The Resource Beauty's body : femininity and representation in British aestheticism, Kathy Alexis Psomiades

Beauty's body : femininity and representation in British aestheticism, Kathy Alexis Psomiades

Label
Beauty's body : femininity and representation in British aestheticism
Title
Beauty's body
Title remainder
femininity and representation in British aestheticism
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Alexis Psomiades
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beauty's Body is about how Art comes to wear a feminine face in the painting, poetry, and prose of British aestheticism, and what it means that it wears that face - for art, for women, and for those who, a century later, construct theories about aesthetics and gender
  • The book argues that representations of femininity in aestheticist writing and works of art are not merely incidental or decorative, but play an integral part in the cultural work of aestheticism. Aestheticism's feminine figures help construct the category of "the aesthetic" and the concept of self-reflective, autonomous art that goes along with it. Visually appealing and yet inaccessible, feminine figures also provide for a new kind of relation to objects that makes possible advanced commodity culture
  • By looking at how femininity functions as a system of signification in Victorian aestheticism, moreover, we can see the ways in which much of our own theorizing about aesthetics unconsciously employs a similar system of signification to manage, through disavowal and evasion, its own internal contradictions
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Psomiades, Kathy Alexis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.F45
LC item number
P76 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Getscher, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Aesthetic movement (Art)
  • Arts, English
  • Aesthetic movement (Art)
  • Arts, English
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • England
  • Beauté féminine (esthétique)
  • Beauté féminine (esthétique)
Label
Beauty's body : femininity and representation in British aestheticism, Kathy Alexis Psomiades
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Gender Ideology of the Aesthetic -- 1. She Has a Lovely Face: The Feminine and the Aesthetic -- 2. I Knew the Beauty of Her: Aestheticism, Fleshliness, and Resistance -- 3. Hidden Just Behind Those Screens: Art Objects and Commodities -- 4. A Sort of Live Picture: Woman and the Aesthetic Craze -- 5. The Girl Never Really Lived: Decadent Beauty in the 1890's
Control code
35138244
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780804727846
Lccn
96027398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35138244
Label
Beauty's body : femininity and representation in British aestheticism, Kathy Alexis Psomiades
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Gender Ideology of the Aesthetic -- 1. She Has a Lovely Face: The Feminine and the Aesthetic -- 2. I Knew the Beauty of Her: Aestheticism, Fleshliness, and Resistance -- 3. Hidden Just Behind Those Screens: Art Objects and Commodities -- 4. A Sort of Live Picture: Woman and the Aesthetic Craze -- 5. The Girl Never Really Lived: Decadent Beauty in the 1890's
Control code
35138244
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780804727846
Lccn
96027398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35138244

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