Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical . The grotesque is one of the most obvious forms art may take to pierce the veil of familiarity Also, for some (like Kayser), the grotesque proper is full of demonic. Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development of the grotesque from the Italian.
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In their broader underlying intention, however, they serve as a cogent reminder of the implications of the grotesque, grotesqie its very definition or lack thereof beyond its own boundaries. If you don’t know the literature examples, the ideas are sometimes a bit hard to follow, but the book was still very nice to read.
Kayzer at these bookshops Searching – please wait However, it is definitely a critical book for people interested in art history as well as the evolution of the grotesque in literature. Wei Lin rated it liked it Sep 29, Ki rated it really liked it Jan 16, Subjects Grotesque in art. Adams, James Luther and Wilson Yates. Alicia rated it really liked it Aug 10, These 3 locations in Victoria: Vanda Alexandre rated it really liked it Jun 16, An interesting book about the history and traditions of grotesque.
Peter Fingesten approaches a theory grofesque the grotesque distinct from historical limitations in his philosophy of necessary theoretical unity, which is that for a cultural product to be truly grotesque it must embody both grotesque concept and grotesque form. An extremely fascinating subject, kaysers’s study illuminates the entire etymologly, contexts and artistic implications of “the grotesque.
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Open to the public ; PN This book is a bit difficult to follow if you are unfamiliar with the references. New York, Columbia University Press, Refresh and try again.
Rather than contrast the grotesque to the sublimemodern theorists concerned themselves with distinguishing it from similar terms such as the horrific by highlighting the inherent contrastive dimensionality of the grotesque on the one hand with the self-contained and unambiguous related terms on the other. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser kagser the historical development of the grotesque kaywer the Italian Reanissance which originated the word “grottesco” through the “chimeric” w The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch.
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Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. Separate different tags with a comma. Open Preview See a Problem? For Harpham this effect is the establishment through the grotesque of a structure of estrangement, separated from the completely fantastic by the maintenance of the reality of the world while deconstructing the illusion grotesqhe its basic reliability.
Victor Hugo, one of the first to posit a theory of the grotesque, did so in a primarily contrastive fashion that advocated the merit of the variety of the grotesque to the static monotony of the sublime.
The chief difficulty encountered in seeking to define the grotesque in its relation to media is—as can be attested to by every theoretician who has sought to do so since the sixteenth grktesque conception of the term in its modern sense—that the grotesque is not an groteswue of norms, but rather what results from the transgression of them.
Theoretical attempts to iron down the meaning and implications of the grotesque have addressed it alternately as a quality of media or as a quality of interaction with media, or even alternatively as a quality of the act of mediation itself.
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The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch. It’s not that the book is brotesque, it’s that the examples Kayser chooses are so obscure grotesqhe he has to explicate them and his summaries are hazy.
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