The Responsibility of Forms: Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation

The Responsibility of Forms: Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation

by Roland Barthes
     
 

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These late essays of Roland Barthes's are concerned with the visible and the audible, and here the preoccupations are particularly intense and rewarding, in part because Barthes was himself, by predilection, an artist and a musician, and in part because he was of two minds about the very possibility of attaching to art and to music a written text, a criticism.

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These late essays of Roland Barthes's are concerned with the visible and the audible, and here the preoccupations are particularly intense and rewarding, in part because Barthes was himself, by predilection, an artist and a musician, and in part because he was of two minds about the very possibility of attaching to art and to music a written text, a criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809080755
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
12/28/1984
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author


Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor of the Collège de France until his death in 1980.

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