Art and life in aestheticism : de-humanizing and re-humanizing art, the artist, and the artistic receptor /
edited by Kelly Comfort.
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
xii, 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0230551165 (alk. paper), 9780230551169 (alk. paper)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
0230551165 (alk. paper)
9780230551169 (alk. paper)
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Introduction : reflections on the relationship between the art and life in aestheticism / Kelly Comfort -- The critic as cosmopolite : Baudelaire's international sensibility and the transformation of viewer subjectivity / Margueritte Murphy -- Rossetti's aesthetically saturated readings : art's de-humanizing power / Ileana Marin -- Dickens' a la carte : aesthetic victualism and the invigoration of the artist in Huysmans' Against nature / Paul Fox -- Aesthetic vampirism : Pater, Wilde, and the concept of irony / Andrew Eastham -- The de-humanization of the artistic receptor : the George Circle's rejection of Paterian aestheticism / Yvonne Ivory -- Art for the body's sake : Nietzsche's physical aestheticism / Kael Ashbaugh -- From "God of the creation" to "hangman God" : Joyce's reassessment of aestheticism / Daniel M. Shea -- The aesthetic anxiety : avant-garde poetics, autonomous aesthetics, and the idea of politics / Robert Archambeau -- On the Cold War, American aestheticism, the Nabokov problem - and me / Gene H. Bell-Villada -- Beauty be damned : or why Adorno valorizes carrion, stench, and putrefaction / Charles B. Sumner -- "This temptation to be undone" : Sontag, Barthes, and the uses of style / Sarah Garland -- Art for heart's sake : the aesthetic existences of Kierkegaard, Pater, and Iser / Ben De Bruyn.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This collection of essays re-examines the relationship between the aesthetic and the human in 19th and 20th century manifestations of art for art's sake.
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This new collection of essays re-examines the relationship between the aesthetic and the human in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century manifestations of art for art_s sake
Main Description
Art for art's sake addresses the relationship between art and life, between the aesthetic and the social, and promotes the former term over the latter one in each instance. Although it has long been argued that aestheticism aims to de-humanize art, this volume seeks to consider the counterclaim that such de-humanization can also lead to re-humanization, to a deepened relationship between the aesthetic sphere and the world at large and between the artistic receptor and his or her human existence.
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Since the end of the Cold War and re-unification, Germany's policy toward and within the European Union has undergone significant changes. Once a model 'Europeanist', Germany has become increasingly reluctant to support the progressive implementation of key projects of European integration. Integrating insights from foreign policy analysis, integration theory, and social theory and providing an in-depth analysis of both refugee and security policy, the book develops an innovative framework for analysis that is capable of accounting for an incremental 'de-Europeanization' in Germany's EU policy.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Introduction: Reflections on the Relationship between Art and Life in Aestheticismp. 1
Reevaluating the Seminal Works of Nineteenth-Century Aestheticismp. 23
The Critic as Cosmopolite: Baudelaire's International Sensibility and the Transformation of Viewer Subjectivityp. 25
Rossetti's Aesthetically Saturated Readings: Art's De-Humanizing Powerp. 42
Dickens A La Carte: Aesthetic Victualism and the Invigoration of the Artist in Huysmans's Against Naturep. 62
Reconsidering Turn-of-the-Century Aestheticismp. 77
Aesthetic Vampirism: Pater, Wilde, and the Concept of Ironyp. 79
The De-Humanization of the Artistic Receptor: The George Circle's Rejection of Paterian Aestheticismp. 96
Art for the Body's Sake: Nietzsche's Physical Aestheticismp. 109
Rereading the Aestheticist Strand of Twentieth-Century Literaturep. 123
From "God of the Creation" to "Hangman God": Joyce's Reassessment of Aestheticismp. 125
The Aesthetic Anxiety: Avant-Garde Poetics, Autonomous Aesthetics, and the Idea of Politicsp. 139
On the Cold War, American Aestheticism, the Nabokov Problem-and Mep. 159
Reassessing Aestheticism in Twentieth-Century Theoryp. 171
Beauty be Damned: Or Why Adorno Valorizes Carrion, Stench, and Putrefactionp. 173
"This temptation to be undone ..." Sontag, Barthes, and the Uses of Stylep. 189
Art for Heart's Sake: The Aesthetic Existences of Kierkegaard, Pater, and Iserp. 208
Indexp. 232
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