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Art in an Age of Counterrevolution 1815-1848
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date August 18, 2004
Pages 750
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226063379
ISBN-10 0226063372
Dimensions 1.50 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 3.25 lbs.
Original list price $81.00
Other format details university press
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Art for art's sake. Art created in pursuit of personal expression. In Art in an Age of Counterrevolution, Albert Boime rejects these popular modern notions and suggests that history—not internal drive or expressive urge—as the dynamic force that shapes art.

This volume focuses on the astonishing range of art forms currently understood to fall within the broad category of Romanticism. Drawing on visual media and popular imagery of the time, this generously illustrated work examines the art of Romanticism as a reaction to the social and political events surrounding it. Boime reinterprets canonical works by such politicized artists as Goya, Delacroix, Géricault, Friedrich, and Turner, framing their work not by personality but by its sociohistorical context. Boime's capacious approach and scope allows him to incorporate a wide range of perspectives into his analysis of Romantic art, including Marxism, social history, gender identity, ecology, structuralism, and psychoanalytic theory, a reach that parallels the work of contemporary cultural historians and theorists such as Edward Said, Pierre Bourdieu, Eric Hobsbawm, Frederic Jameson, and T. J. Clark.

Boime ultimately establishes that art serves the interests and aspirations of the cultural bourgeoisie. In grounding his arguments on their work and its scope and influence, he elucidates how all artists are inextricably linked to history. This book will be used widely in art history courses and exert enormous influence on cultural studies as well.


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9780226063379 | details & prices | 750 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 3.25 lbs | List price $81.00
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (June 30, 2016); titled "Art in an Age of Counterrevolution, 1815-1848"
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