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' 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' 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473927
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/26/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.55(d)

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