Bakhtin and the Visual Arts

Bakhtin and the Visual Arts

by Deborah J. Haynes
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521066044
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction3
2Bakhtin's Historical and Intellectual Milieu22
3Answerability47
4Outsideness71
5Un/finalizability101
6Interpreting Works of Art131
7Bakhtin and Postmodern Art Theory156
Afterword181
Notes183
Works Cited200
Index211

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