Autonomy and Commitment in Twentieth-Century British Arts

Jean-Michel Ganteau, Christine Reynier

This volume focuses on the antagonist and collaborative relation-ship between autonomy and commitment as applied to a vast field of artistic practices, from Modernist sculpture to the contemporary installations of the yBa and others, ...

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This volume focuses on the antagonist and collaborative relation-ship between autonomy and commitment as applied to a vast field of artistic practices, from Modernist sculpture to the contemporary installations of the yBa and others, through the writings on art of Lewis, Fry and Pound, film, drama, music, photography and fashion photography, Art Nouveau style and such experimental forms as the semi-graphic novel and Cummings and Lewandowska’s ‘artist pedagogical book’. These major art forms are tackled in the light of the autonomy and commitment prism and of aesthetic theories. Benjamin’s ‘aura’, Adorno’s ‘commitment’ as well as more recent concepts and works by Deleuze, de Bolla, Nancy or Lacoue-Labarthe are brought in together with the aesthetic theories put forward by such artists as Fry to address the interconnections between autonomy and commitment in relation to Modernist and contemporary British arts. In the wake of Autonomy and Commitment in Twentieth-Century British Literature, this volume means to test the validity of some accepted ideas prevailing in art criticism and to pursue the work of re-appraisal of Modernist and contemporary literature and arts.

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Year of publication 2012
Author Jean-Michel Ganteau, Christine Reynier
Format 16 x 24
ISBN 978-2-84269-967-3
ISSN 2269-4153
Number of pages 272
Editor Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée – PULM
Language English
Type of book Paperback, perfect binding
Date of availability Jan 7, 2013
8 sens stock quantity 82
Weight 0.600000
Jean-Michel Ganteau, Christine Reynier
Jean-Michel Ganteau and Christine Reynier are Professors of English Literature at the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France. They are co-editors of the series Present Perfect at the Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée.

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