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Symbolist Aesthetics and Early Abstract Art: Sites of Imaginary Space
     

Symbolist Aesthetics and Early Abstract Art: Sites of Imaginary Space

by Dee Reynolds
 
This book presents an innovative analysis of the role of imagination as a central concept in both literary and art criticism. Dee Reynolds brings this approach to bear on works by Rimbaud, Mallarm'e, Kandinsky and Mondrian. It allows her to redefine the relationship between Symbolism and abstract art, and to contribute new methodological perspectives to comparative

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This book presents an innovative analysis of the role of imagination as a central concept in both literary and art criticism. Dee Reynolds brings this approach to bear on works by Rimbaud, Mallarm'e, Kandinsky and Mondrian. It allows her to redefine the relationship between Symbolism and abstract art, and to contribute new methodological perspectives to comparative studies of poetry and painting.The late nineteenth/early twentieth century is a crucial period in the emergence of new modes of representation, and is currently at the forefront of critical enquiry. This is the first book to examine Symbolism and abstraction in this way, and the first to treat these poets and painters together. It is an original contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship in art history, literary history, and comparative aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521421027
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/1995
Series:
Cambridge Studies in French Series , #51
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

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