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The Resource The madness of vision : on baroque aesthetics, Christine Buci-Glucksmann ; translated by Dorothy Z. Baker, (electronic resource)

The madness of vision : on baroque aesthetics, Christine Buci-Glucksmann ; translated by Dorothy Z. Baker, (electronic resource)

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The madness of vision : on baroque aesthetics
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The madness of vision
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on baroque aesthetics
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Christine Buci-Glucksmann ; translated by Dorothy Z. Baker
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  • eng
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"Christine Buci-Glucksmann's The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics, the author asserts the materiality of the body and world in her aesthetic theory. All vision is embodied vision, with the body and the emotions continually at play on the visual field. Thus vision, once considered a clear, uniform, and totalizing way of understanding the material world, actually dazzles and distorts the perception of reality. In each of the nine essays that form The Madness of Vision Buci-Glucksmann develops her theoretical argument via a study of a major painting, sculpture, or influential visual image--Arabic script, Bettini's "The Eye of Cardinal Colonna," Bernini's Saint Teresa and his 1661 fireworks display to celebrate the birth of the French dauphin, Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes, the Paris arcades, and Arnulf Rainer's self-portrait, among others--and deftly crosses historical, national, and artistic boundaries to address Graciǹ's El Critic̤n; Monteverdi's opera Orfeo; the poetry of Hafiz, John Donne, and Baudelaire; as well as baroque architecture and Anselm Kiefer's Holocaust paintings. In doing so, Buci-Glucksmann makes the case for the pervasive influence of the baroque throughout history and the continuing importance of the baroque in contemporary arts"--
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Buci-Glucksmann, Christine
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non fiction
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  • Baker, Dorothy Zayatz
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Series in continental thought
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no. 44
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Aesthetics, Modern
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The madness of vision : on baroque aesthetics, Christine Buci-Glucksmann ; translated by Dorothy Z. Baker, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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xxii, 172 p.
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electronic
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Electronic reproduction.
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(OCoLC)827842016
Label
The madness of vision : on baroque aesthetics, Christine Buci-Glucksmann ; translated by Dorothy Z. Baker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10651478
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxii, 172 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827842016

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