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Bakhtin and the Visual Arts is the first book to assess the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin's ideas as they relate to painting and sculpture. Deborah Haynes's in-depth study of Bakhtin's aesthetics, especially his theory of creativity, analyzes its applicability to contemporary art theory and criticism. With such categories as answerability, outsideness and unfinalizability, Bakhtin, the author posits, offers a conceptual basis for interpreting the moral dimensions of creative activity.
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Review of the hardback: 'Haynes has raised enough questions here to confirm that the work of the Bakhtin circle will provide one crucial resource for a more satisfactory understanding of the artist and the related but distinct problem of social action.' Oxford Art Journal
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Illustrations
Preface
1 Introduction 3
2 Bakhtin's Historical and Intellectual Milieu 22
3 Answerability 47
4 Outsideness 71
5 Un/finalizability 101
6 Interpreting Works of Art 131
7 Bakhtin and Postmodern Art Theory 156
Afterword 181
Notes 183
Works Cited 200
Index 211
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