Venus in Exile: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-Century Art

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University of Chicago Press, 15. 11. 2002 - 280 strán (strany)
In Venus in Exile renowned cultural critic Wendy Steiner explores the twentieth century's troubled relationship with beauty. Disdained by avant-garde artists, feminists, and activists, beauty and its major symbols of art—the female subject and ornament—became modernist taboos. To this day it is hard to champion beauty in art without sounding aesthetically or politically retrograde. Steiner argues instead that the experience of beauty is a form of communication, a subject-object interchange in which finding someone or something beautiful is at the same time recognizing beauty in oneself. This idea has led artists and writers such as Marlene Dumas, Christopher Bram, and Cindy Sherman to focus on the long-ignored figure of the model, who function in art as both a subject and an object. Steiner concludes Venus in Exile on a decidedly optimistic note, demonstrating that beauty has created a new and intensely pleasurable direction for contemporary artistic practice.
 

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VENUS IN EXILE: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-Century Art

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This latest installment of Steiner's (The Scandal of Pleasure, 1995) distinguished work in aesthetics considers 20th-century art in light of its peculiar hostility to beauty. "Beauty," for our ... Čítať celú recenziu

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Steiner (humanities, Univ. of Pennsylvania) examined the role of beauty in art in The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in the Age of Fundamentalism. Here she shows how traditional forms of beauty disappeared ... Čítať celú recenziu

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The Monster Sublime
1
The Burden of the Image
32
The Infamous Promiscuity of Things and of Women
72
The Quotation of Beauty
111
The Bride of Frankenstein At Home with the Outsider
148
A Judgment of Paris
189
Modeling Beauty
214
Notes
241
Index
269
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Wendy Steiner is the Richard L. Fisher Professor of English and director of the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author, most recently, of The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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