Visualizing Spanish Modernity

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This book seeks to deepen an understanding of the often overlooked nature of Spanish modernity by putting recent work on visual culture and modernity in a specifically Spanish historical context. This volume examines how mass print culture, early cinema, popular drama, photography, fashion, painting, museums and urban planning played a role in the way that Spanish society saw itself and was in turban seen by the rest of the world. The authors consider such subjects as the spectacle of the body, notions of race ...

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Overview

This book seeks to deepen an understanding of the often overlooked nature of Spanish modernity by putting recent work on visual culture and modernity in a specifically Spanish historical context. This volume examines how mass print culture, early cinema, popular drama, photography, fashion, painting, museums and urban planning played a role in the way that Spanish society saw itself and was in turban seen by the rest of the world. The authors consider such subjects as the spectacle of the body, notions of race and gender, the changing meanings of time, space and motion, popular culture, and the celebration of the new.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859738061
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/21/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Larson Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Kentucky and Eva Maria Woods is Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College.

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Table of Contents

Visibly Modern Madrid: Mesonero, Visual Culture and the Apparatus of Urban Reform—Rebecca Haidt
• Thresholds of Visibility at the Borders of Madrid: Mesonero and Gómez de la Serna—Andrew Bush
• Observing the City, Mediating the City: Political Urbanism in Barcelona's Mirador (1929-32)—Robert A. Davidson
• Death, Madness and Nation-Formation in Spanish Historical Paintings of the Late Nineteenth Century—Jo Labanyi
• Seeing the Dead: Manual and Mechanical Specters in Modern Spain—Brad Epps
• Santiago Rusiñol's Impresiones de arte in the Age of Tourism: Seeing Andalusia after Seeing Paris—Elena Cueto Asín
• Joan Miró and Mass Culture—Félix Fanès
• From Engraving to Photo: A Discussion of Transitional Technologies in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction—Lou Charnon-Deutsch
• Landscape in the Photography of Spain—Lee Fontanella
• Isidora at the Museum: The Training of the Modern Gaze in Early Twentieth-Century Madrid—Luis Fernández Cifuentes
• The Evolution of the Cultural Meanings and Uses of Spain's Regional Dress—Jesusa Vega
• Foresight, Blindness or Illusion? Women and Citizenship in the Second Series of Galdós's Episodios nacionales—David George
• Madrid on Screen: Modern Modes of Seeing in Perín and Palacios' Cinematógrafo Nacional—Susan Larson
• Coloring Space and Time: The Spectacle of Race in Spanish Silent Film—Eva Woods
• Modern Anxiety and Documentary Cinema in Republican Spain—Geoffrey B. Pingree
• The Last Look from the Border—Joan Ramon Resina

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