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Seurat re-viewed

Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Refiguring modernism, 14.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An anthology of essays exploring the work of Georges Seurat (1859-1891). Sections are devoted to technique and theory, Seurat's engagement with social issues, irony regarding the paintings' content, aesthetic effects, and the relation of his work to literary symbolism"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Georges Seurat; Georges Seurat; Georges Seurat
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Smith
ISBN: 9780271035451 0271035455
OCLC Number: 373475102
Description: xiii, 258 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction / Paul Smith --
Technique and theory. Hors-d'oeuvre : edges, boundaries, and marginality, with particular reference to Seurat's drawings / Anthea Callen --
Seurat and color theory / Georges Roque --
Society and the subject. The family and the father : the Grande Jatte and its absences / S. Hollis Clayson --
Illuminations of disenchantment : Seurat's Parade de Cirque / Jonathan Crary --
Irony. Interpreting Seurat's figure paintings / John House --
The ironic eye/I in Jules Laforgue and Georges Seurat / Joan U. Halperin --
Sensation. Seurat and the act of sensing : perception as artifact / Brendan Prendeville --
Grave Seurat / Richard Shiff --
Stillness and symbolism. "Souls of glass" : Seurat and the ethics of "timeless" experience / Paul Smith --
Seurat and Mallarmean thought / Richard Hobbs --
Selected bibliography --
List of contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Refiguring modernism, 14.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Smith.

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"An anthology of essays exploring the work of Georges Seurat (1859-1891). Sections are devoted to technique and theory, Seurat's engagement with social issues, irony regarding the paintings' content, aesthetic effects, and the relation of his work to literary symbolism"--Provided by publisher.

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