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The Arabesque from Kant to Comics

Author: Cordula Grewe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351187336

Category: Art

Page: 312

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The Arabesque from Kant to Comics tracks the life and afterlife of the arabesque in its surprising transformation from an iconoclastic literary theory of early German Romanticism to aesthetic experimentation in both avant-garde art and popular culture. Its explosive growth in popularity was followed by an inevitable taming as arabesques became staples in book illustration, poetry publications, and even the decoration of printed scores. The subversive potential of the arabesque was preserved in one of its most surprising offspring, the comic strip: born at the moment when the cholera pandemic first swept through Europe, the comic translated the arabesque’s rank growth into unnerving lawlessness and sequences of contagious visual slapstick. Focusing roughly on the period between 1780 and 1880, this book illuminates the intersecting histories of avant-garde theories of writing, visual culture, and even the disciplinary origins of art history. In the process, it explores media history and intermediality, social networks and cultural transfer, as well as the rise of new and nontraditional art forms. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of art history, intellectual history, European art, aesthetics, book illustration, material culture, reproduction, comics, and German history.
The Arabesque from Kant to Comics
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Cordula Grewe
Categories: Arabesques
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Routledge

The Arabesque from Kant to Comics tracks the life and afterlife of the arabesque in its surprising transformation from an iconoclastic literary theory of early German Romanticism to aesthetic experimentation in both avant-garde art and popular culture. Its explosive growth in popularity was followed by an inevitable taming as arabesques
The Arabesque from Kant to Comics
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Cordula Grewe
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-26 - Publisher: Routledge

The Arabesque from Kant to Comics tracks the life and afterlife of the arabesque in its surprising transformation from an iconoclastic literary theory of early German Romanticism to aesthetic experimentation in both avant-garde art and popular culture. Its explosive growth in popularity was followed by an inevitable taming as arabesques
A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: MIchelle Facos
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-10 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A comprehensive review of art in the first truly modern century A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art contains contributions from an international panel of noted experts to offer a broad overview of both national and transnational developments, as well as new and innovative investigations of individual art works, artists, and issues.
A History of the European Restorations
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Michael Broers, Ambrogio A. Caiani, Stephen Bann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The second volume shines a light on the cultural and social changes that took place during the epoch of European Restorations, when the death of the Napoleonic empire existed as a crucial moment for contemporaries. Expanding the transnational approach of Volume I, the chapters focus on the transmutation of ordinary
A History of Solar Power Art and Design
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Alex Nathanson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-30 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As