A New Theory in the Philosophy and History of Three Twentieth-century Styles in Art: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Surrealism

A New Theory in the Philosophy and History of Three Twentieth-century Styles in Art: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Surrealism

By: Allan Casebier (author)Hardback

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Among the exciting developments in the history of the arts in the twentieth-century were modernism, postmodernism, and surrealism. However, there is much controversy about the nature of these styles. This book counters the notion that the style terms, "modern," "postmodern," and "surreal," have no non-trivial meaning or that we cannot tell the differences between modernist, postmodernist, and surrealist styles. The author dispenses with a commonly-held idea that these styles cannot be present together in one and the same work of art.

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About Author

Allan Casebier is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami.

Contents

Dedication; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Modernism; 1. Multiple Conceptions of the Modern; 2. Inquiry-Relativity; 3. Streams and Ruptures; 4. Modernist-Making Properties; Part II: Postmodernism; 5. The Styles of The French Lieutenant's Woman; 6. Modern or Postmodern: Telling the Difference; 7. Pragmatic Dimensions: Touch of Evil and The Matrix; 8. Postmodernism as a Face of Modernism; 9. Postmodernism as a Cultural Dominant; Part III: Surrealism; 10. Modernism and the Avant-Garde; 11. Origins of the Term "Surreal"; 12. An Affective Theory of Surrealism; 13. Surreal Film; 14. Surreal Painting; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773458161
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 132
  • ID: 9780773458161
  • ISBN10: 0773458166

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