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The Resource Art as spectacle : images of the entertainer since romanticism, Naomi Ritter

Art as spectacle : images of the entertainer since romanticism, Naomi Ritter

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Art as spectacle : images of the entertainer since romanticism
Title
Art as spectacle
Title remainder
images of the entertainer since romanticism
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Naomi Ritter
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why do images of entertainers abound in European literature and art since Romanticism? From Baudelaire to Picasso, from Daumier to Fellini, mimes, clowns, aerialists, and jesters recur in major works by continental artists. In Art as Spectacle, Naomi Ritter investigates this phenomenon and offers explanations that transcend the array of works discussed. Her analysis implies much about the triangle of creator, work, and audience that inevitably controls art. Although a broadly comparative study underlies Art as Spectacle, the book focuses mainly on examples from Germany and France. Three areas of argument-identification, primitivism, and transcendence-account for the performer's ubiquity in the arts of the last two centuries. Ritter shows that writers, painters, choreographers, and filmmakers have persistently identified with the entertainer, whose roots lie in primitive ritual: a source of all art. Accordingly, the artist also sees the player as morally or spiritually elevated. With three chapters on literature, a chapter comparing poetry to painting, and a chapter each on dance, the visual arts, and film, Art as Spectacle offers unprecedented scope on a compelling topic in comparative studies. By integrating such varied material into an original commentary on the image of the entertainers, this book provides an invaluable resource for all the disciplines it touches."--Publishers website
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Ritter, Naomi
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Entertainers in art
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
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Art as spectacle : images of the entertainer since romanticism, Naomi Ritter
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 319-338
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19512881
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 347 pages
Isbn
9780826207197
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89004844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1250102
Label
Art as spectacle : images of the entertainer since romanticism, Naomi Ritter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 319-338
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19512881
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 347 pages
Isbn
9780826207197
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89004844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1250102

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