Bakhtin and the Visual Arts

Bakhtin and the Visual Arts

by Deborah J. Haynes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521066042

ISBN-13: 9780521066044

Pub. Date: 06/10/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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

Part I. Context: 1. Introduction; 2. Bakhtin's historical and intellectual milieu; Part II. Bakhtin's Theory of Creativity: 3. Answerability; 4. Outsideness; 5. Un/finalizability; Part III. The Usefuleness of Bakhtin's Aesthetics: 6. Interpreting works of art; 7. Bakhtin and postmodern art theory.

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