The 7 Lively Arts

The 7 Lively Arts

by Gilbert Seldes, Michael Kammen
     
 

Intelligent, engaging discussions of slapstick, comic strips, vaudeville, and other elements of popular culture and their relationship to such traditional art forms as opera, ballet, drama, and classical music. Tributes to Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, and a host of other celebrities. 28 illustrations.

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Intelligent, engaging discussions of slapstick, comic strips, vaudeville, and other elements of popular culture and their relationship to such traditional art forms as opera, ballet, drama, and classical music. Tributes to Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, and a host of other celebrities. 28 illustrations.

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Highly acclaimed when it was first published in 1924, this work fired the opening salvo in a campaign for serious recognition of the importance of popular culture. Seldes, a journalist, editor, and cultural critic, looks at slapstick, comic strips, musical comedy, popular songs, and vaudeville, and their relationship to such traditional art forms as opera, ballet, and drama. This is an unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1924. This Dover edition contains a new introduction by Michael Kammen, professor of American history and culture at Cornell University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486414737
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/09/2001
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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