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Modern art and the grotesque

Author: Frances S Connelly
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the grotesque has shaped the history, practice, and theory of art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examining images by a range of artists, such as Gauguin, Hoech, and de  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances S Connelly
ISBN: 9780521818841 0521818842 9780521115766 0521115760
OCLC Number: 934406752
Description: xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: List of figures; Contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Frances S. Connelly; 2. The archaeology of the modern grotesque David Summers; 3. Van Gogh's ear: toward a theory of disgust Michel Chaouli; 4. Conceiving Barbara Maria Stafford; 5. Blemished physiologies: Delacroix, Paganini and the cholera epidemic of 1832 Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer; 6. Ingres and the poetics of the grotesque Heather McPherson; 7. The Stones of Venice: John Ruskin's grotesque history of art Frances S. Connelly; 8. Eden's other: Gauguin and the ethnographic grotesque Elizabeth C. Childs; 9. Grotesque bodies: Weimar-era medicine and the photomontages of Hannah Hoech Maria Makela; 10. Convulsive bodies: the grotesque anatomies of surrealist photography Kirsten A. Hoving; 11. Willem de Kooning's Women: the body of the grotesque Leesa Fanning; 12. Double-take: Sigmar Polke and the tradition of the grotesque-comic Pamela Kort; 13. Redefinitions of abjection in contemporary performances of the female body Christine Ross; 14. The grotesque today: preliminary notes towards a taxonomy Noel Carroll; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Frances S. Connelly.

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