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The Resource Transfiguration : the religion of art in nineteenth-century literature before aestheticism, Stephen Cheeke

Transfiguration : the religion of art in nineteenth-century literature before aestheticism, Stephen Cheeke

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Transfiguration : the religion of art in nineteenth-century literature before aestheticism
Title
Transfiguration
Title remainder
the religion of art in nineteenth-century literature before aestheticism
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Cheeke
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Transfiguration' explores the work of John Ruskin, Robert Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Walter Pater, treating in particular the ways in which they engaged with the Christian content of their subject, and, in Pater's case, how the art of Christianity was contrasted with classical sculpture. Stephen Cheeke examines two related phenomena: idolatry (a false substitution, a sexual betrayal), and the poetics of transfiguration (to elevate or glorify subject matter not thought of as conventionally poetic, to praise). Central to the book is the question of the 'translation' of religion into art and aesthetics, a process which supposedly undergirds the advent of the museum age and makes possible the idea of a 'religion of art' as a phenomenon of late century Aestheticism. Such a phenomenon is prepared for, however, through the engagement with Christian painting and classical sculpture in the work of these four writers. All four thought carefully about the ways in which a particular mimetic impulse of 'making-live' in artworks could be connected to religious experience. 0This meant exploring the nature of the link between seeing and believing-visualising in order to conceive, to verify, but also in the sense of being acted upon by the visible. All four wrote about the great power of artworks to transfigure the objects of their attention. In each case, there emerges the possibility of a secret sexual knowledge hiding within, or lying on the other side of the sensuous knowledge of aesthesis. All four wondered whether this was inherently hostile to Christianity, or whether it may, finally, be an accommodation within it
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ERASA
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1967-
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Cheeke, Stephen
Dewey number
230
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR468.R44
  • BR1-129
LC item number
C44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ruskin, John
  • Browning, Robert
  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
  • Pater, Walter
  • English literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Browning, Robert
  • Pater, Walter
  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
  • Ruskin, John
  • Christianity and literature
  • English literature
  • Great Britain
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Religion
  • Präraffaeliten
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Transfiguration : the religion of art in nineteenth-century literature before aestheticism, Stephen Cheeke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction: "strange worship" -- The religion of art in the nineteenth century -- The story of a masterpiece -- Browning and the problem of Raphael -- "All great art is praise:" Ruskin's "Fra Lippo Lippi" -- "The Queen of Sheba crash:" Ruskin's conversions -- What did Rossetti believe? -- Walter Pater's indifference -- Afterword: idolatry -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
946010817
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780198757207
Lccn
2016935074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946010817
Label
Transfiguration : the religion of art in nineteenth-century literature before aestheticism, Stephen Cheeke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction: "strange worship" -- The religion of art in the nineteenth century -- The story of a masterpiece -- Browning and the problem of Raphael -- "All great art is praise:" Ruskin's "Fra Lippo Lippi" -- "The Queen of Sheba crash:" Ruskin's conversions -- What did Rossetti believe? -- Walter Pater's indifference -- Afterword: idolatry -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
946010817
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780198757207
Lccn
2016935074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946010817

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