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The Resource The glory of Van Gogh : an anthropology of admiration, Nathalie Heinich ; translated by Paul Leduc Browne

The glory of Van Gogh : an anthropology of admiration, Nathalie Heinich ; translated by Paul Leduc Browne

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The glory of Van Gogh : an anthropology of admiration
Title
The glory of Van Gogh
Title remainder
an anthropology of admiration
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Nathalie Heinich ; translated by Paul Leduc Browne
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The image of the great artist as a suffering visionary is a recent invention, observes sociologist Nathalie Heinich - an invention rooted in the "canonization" of Vincent van Gogh as a cultural hero for the twentieth century. Heinich explores how and why the impoverished and mentally tormented van Gogh came to be glorified shortly after his suicide at the age of 37. Did the secular art world need a rebel-saint of its own? In considering this possibility, the author explores the history of efforts to celebrate van Gogh, whether in biographies or on T-shirts, showing how the details of his life have been constructed according to the pattern of a Christian saint's rise to recognition. These biographical details circulated first as anecdotes, then as historical truths, and finally became legendary motifs defining individual greatness. Heinich organizes her book around the stages that characterize the life of a saint - deviation, renewal, reconciliation, and pilgrimage, the latter culminating in visits to van Gogh's burial site and the competition to buy his paintings or "relics." Heinich explores the economics of the art market and the themes that make up the van Gogh myth, such as the personalization of artistic grandeur, the celebration of the interiority of the creator, and the glorification of abnormality. By examining the mythology that helps drive artistic investment, she forces us to reconsider the nature of admiration and particularly the notion that obscurity during an artist's lifetime is a guarantee of true genius
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Heinich, Nathalie
Index
index present
LC call number
N6953.G63
LC item number
H4513 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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Getscher, Robert H.
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  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Van Gogh, Vincent
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Art appreciation
  • Kunstschilders
  • Verering
  • Rezeption
  • Kunstkritik
Label
The glory of Van Gogh : an anthropology of admiration, Nathalie Heinich ; translated by Paul Leduc Browne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-212) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Van Gogh and Art Criticism in France, 1888-1901
  • From Silence to Hermeneutics: The Posthumous Making of van Gogh's Oeuvre
  • The Golden Legend: From Biography to Hagiography
  • Van Gogh versus Vincent: The Antinomies of Heroism
  • Madness and Sacrifice: The Ambivalence of Singularity
  • Money As a Medium of Atonement: Purchasing and Redeeming
  • The Gaze As a Medium of Atonement: Visiting van Gogh's Works
  • Presence As a Medium of Atonement: The Procession to van Gogh's Body
  • Conclusion: The van Gogh Effect
Control code
32665130
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 p.
Isbn
9780691032696
Lccn
95021216
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
System control number
(OCoLC)32665130
Label
The glory of Van Gogh : an anthropology of admiration, Nathalie Heinich ; translated by Paul Leduc Browne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-212) 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
  • Van Gogh and Art Criticism in France, 1888-1901
  • From Silence to Hermeneutics: The Posthumous Making of van Gogh's Oeuvre
  • The Golden Legend: From Biography to Hagiography
  • Van Gogh versus Vincent: The Antinomies of Heroism
  • Madness and Sacrifice: The Ambivalence of Singularity
  • Money As a Medium of Atonement: Purchasing and Redeeming
  • The Gaze As a Medium of Atonement: Visiting van Gogh's Works
  • Presence As a Medium of Atonement: The Procession to van Gogh's Body
  • Conclusion: The van Gogh Effect
Control code
32665130
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 p.
Isbn
9780691032696
Lccn
95021216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
System control number
(OCoLC)32665130

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