Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This comprehensive examination resolves many of the questions and paradoxes that surround the 'Dandy of the Grotesque' and should become the standard work on Beardsley for years to come."--Choice "A supremely elegant volume, teeming with countless splendid Beardsley illustrations."Nineteenth-Century Literature "Snodgrass's book.performs a most valuable function not only in providing new ways of looking at Beardsley's images, but also in provoking us to think about how properly to theorize the "postmodern" element of modernism."--Victorian Studies. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This book analyzes a wide range of Beardsley's most characteristic work. It establishes his assumptions about the underlying nature of his world, and clarifies why so many observers have considered Beardsley's art indispensable to understanding fin-de-siècle Victorian culture. Beardsley's pictures present a dialogue between seemingly polarized impulses: a desire to scandalize and destabilize the old order, and, equally strong, a need to affirm traditional authority.
Beardsley depicted various grotesque shapes, caricatures, and mutated figures, including foetus/old man, dwarf, Clown, Harlequin, Pierrot, and dandy (the icon of the Decadent "Religion of Art"). Incarnating the fearful contradictions of decadence, these images served as objective correlatives of some "monstrous" metaphysical contortion. His grotesques suggest the impossibility of resolving these contradictions, even as his elegant designs try formalistically to control and recuperate the disfiguration.
As a canonical style, Beardsley's "dandy" sensibility and grotesque caricatures become his means of realigning canonical meaning. Thus, he effects what might be termed a "caricature" of traditional signification. An aesthete devoted to the "Religion of Art", Beardsley, nonetheless, creates a world inescapably "de-formed". He is a Dandy of the Grotesque.
Über den Autor: Chris Snodgrass is at University of Florida.
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1995. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP32721635
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. 0195090624 pp xix, 338. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 022637
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU4153172
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG. First Edition; First Printing. The dust jacket has some mild moisture rippling along the upper rear edge (no staining), and there is extremely faint corresponding evidence of moisture along the upper edge of the rear free endpapers; otherwise the book and jacket show only light shelfwear.; Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 338 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 53652
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Red-orange cloth, lettered in black. Slight shelf wear, small nick (mended) to cloth along top front turn-down. Firm binding, clean interior. xix,338 pp., well illus. Color illus. dust jacket essentially as issued, in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 037190
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA 1995-06-15, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 0195090624. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 479953
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr, New York NY, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 338 pgs. b/w illustrations. Analysis of illustrator of Victorian Decadence art. Copy slightly bowed, bottom edges of boards have light rub. Rest clean, tight. Clean, bright DJ brodart protective cover. Signed on title page. In Very Good/Fine Condition. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010654
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. 9.75x7.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk0195090624
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-008-42-4816104