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The aesthetics of violence : art, fiction, drama and film

Author: Robert Appelbaum
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., 2017.
Series: Futures of the archive : theory, criticism, crisis
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering an ambitious study of the aesthetics of violence across art, literature, film and theatre, this volume brings together traditional German aesthetic and social theory with the modern problem of violence in art. Written in an engaging style, the book includes examples range from Homer and Shakespeare to slasher films and performance art.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Appelbaum, Robert, 1952-
Aesthetics of violence.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., 2017
(DLC) 2017043451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Appelbaum
ISBN: 9781786605047 178660504X
OCLC Number: 1003854896
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Playing with Violence / 2. Hansel or Gretel / 3. Winners and Losers / 4. Revelry / 5. Puzzle / Epilogue: Art Without Violence, Violence Without Art / Bibliography / Index
Series Title: Futures of the archive : theory, criticism, crisis
Responsibility: Robert Appelbaum.

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We are always, writes Appelbaum, "being made to know of it - the slap, the abuse, the threat." And Applebum certainly knows of it - violence, that is. He knows of it, above all, as art knows of it - Read more...

 
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