The Painter of Modern Life

Author: Charles-Pierre Baudelaire

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Baudelaire and Photography

Finding the Painter of Modern Life

Author: Timothy Raser

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 119

View: 610

While Baudelaire's 'Le Peintre de la vie moderne' is often cited as the first expression of our theory of modernism, his choice of Constantin Guys as that painter has caused consternation from the moment of the essay's publication in 1863. Worse still, in his 'Salon de 1859', Baudelaire had also chosen to condemn photography in terms that echo to this day. Why did the excellent critic choose a mere reporter and illustrator as the painter of modern life? How could he have overlooked photography as the painting of modern life? In this study of modernity and photography in Baudelaire's writing, Timothy Raser, who has written on the art criticism of Baudelaire, Proust, Claudel and Sartre, shows how these two aberrations of critical judgment are related, and how they underlie current discussions of both photography and modernism. Timothy Raser is Professor of French at the University of Georgia (USA).

The Painter of Modern Life

Memories of Degas

Author: George Moore

Publisher: Pallas Athene Pub


Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 527

Presents two essays offering reminiscences of the life and work of Degas.

The Flâneur

Author: Keith Tester

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 867

Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flanerie. The Flaneur is the first book to develop the debate beyond Baudelaire and Benjamin, and to push it in unexpected and exciting directions.

The Writer of Modern Life

Essays on Charles Baudelaire

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 306

View: 574

"In this book Benjamin reveals Baudelaire as a social poet of the very first rank. More than a series of studies of Baudelaire, these essays show the extent to which Benjamin identifies with the poet and enable him to explore his own notion of heroism."--BOOK JACKET.

Riding the New York Subway

The Invention of the Modern Passenger

Author: Stefan Hohne

Publisher: Infrastructures


Category: Human-machine systems

Page: 400

View: 750

"Cultural analysis of the production and transformation of the New York City subway passenger"--

Visual Culture

Images and Interpretations

Author: Norman Bryson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press


Category: Art

Page: 429

View: 723

"Explores new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art".

The Painting of Modern Life

1960s to Now

Author: Richard Artschwager

Publisher: Hayward Gallery


Category: Art

Page: 195

View: 685

Text by Ralph Rugoff, Kaja Silverman, Barry Schwabsky, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Martin Herbert.

Architecture and the Sites of History

Interpretations of Buildings and Cities

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications


Category: Architecture

Page: 426

View: 322

A history of architecture driven by the ideas behind the buildings defining architectural styles from the Greeks to the present with an intellectual flair. The 15 contributing historians and architects develop the political themes of Versailles, the power and glory of medieval architecture, the industrial revolution and Hegelian philosophy in relation to modern architecture, and specific studies of Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Rossi, and Rob Krier. Avoiding the encyclopedic approach, the volume excavates deeper into the foundations of architectural history. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Poet of Expressionist Berlin

The Life and Work of Georg Heym

Author: Patrick Bridgwater

Publisher: Libris Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

View: 221

Georg Heym (1887-1912) rebelled against his conservative background--his father was a Prussian, legal official--and was an explosive presence in Berlin bohemian circles from 1910 until his early death. Shortly before, in a review of the only volume of his poetry published in his lifetime, a Berlin critic likened him to Arthur Rimbaud and named him the most outstanding young poet in Germany. Heym is celebrated for his concentrated, tightly-strung poetry which contains disturbing images of past and future, individual and mass destruction and mania. In this extensive critical and biographical study, Patrick Bridgwater discusses the whole of Heym's poetic output--over forty poems are quoted in full in the original German, with accompanying English prose translations--and shows that Heym's poetic achievement is considerably more varied and richer than its reputation hitherto. In addition, he gives an account of Heym as a playwright, and as the author of some of the most powerful short stories written in German that can stand beside those of Kleist and Kafka. Heym kept a series of journals and diaries, and copious use is made of these, of Heym's correspondence, and of the numerous memoirs by his fellow poets and writers, to build up a full-length portrait of the personality of Georg Heym, and to give an account of the multifarious literary and pictorial sources of his imagination, which included Holderlin, Buchner, Shelley, Keats, Baudelaire, Van Gogh and Munch. Bridgwater ends his study with a discussion of Heym's place in the general topography of neo-romanticism and German Expressionism, and cautions against too strict a confinement within Expressionist categories of the work of one of the major voices of early twentieth-century German literature.


Drawing Into Being

Author: Saul Steinberg




Page: 79

View: 631


Culture, Theory, Praxis




Category: Architecture and society


View: 860

Consuming Identities

Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-century San Francisco

Author: Amy Katherine D. Lippert




Page: 1366

View: 172

The Essence of Laughter

And Other Essays, Journals, and Letters

Author: Charles Baudelaire



Category: Laughter

Page: 223

View: 284

Mystic Realists

Sacramental Modernism in French Catholic Revival, 1918-1928

Author: Stephen Schloesser



Category: France

Page: 1050

View: 807

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors

Author: Sara Pendergast

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Literature

Page: 1730

View: 300

Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.