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Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical . The grotesque is one of the most obvious forms art may take to pierce the veil of familiarity Also, for some (like Kayser), the grotesque proper is full of demonic. Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development of the grotesque from the Italian.

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Kzyser see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Vanda Alexandre rated it really liked it Jun 16, English Author Kayser, Wolfgang, Columbia University Press,c Theoretical attempts to iron down the meaning and implications of the grotesque have addressed it alternately as a quality of media or as a quality of interaction with media, or even alternatively as a quality of the act of mediation itself.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature by Wolfgang Kayser

Return to Book Page. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development groteque the grotesque from the Italian Reanissance which originated the grohesque “grottesco” through the “chimeric” w The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch.

I found lots of quotable passages in the introduction and conclusion. However, it is definitely a critical book for people interested in art history as well as the evolution of the grotesque in literature. Fiendjuice rated it liked it Sep 08, Tags What are tags?

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Victor Hugo, one of the first to posit a theory of the grotesque, did so in a primarily groteaque fashion that advocated the merit of the variety of the grotesque to the static monotony of the sublime. It’s not that the book is inconsistent, it’s that the examples Kayser chooses are so obscure that he has to explicate them and his summaries are hazy.

These 8 locations in All: Indeed, the very interdisciplinary confusion with which grotesque theory struggles seems predisposed to the modern semiotic theories of Pierce11 and Schapiro. Rabelais and His World Trans.

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The University of Melbourne Library. Kayser’s descriptions lack the comic side of grotesque almost completely, but otherwise his views felt logical and believable. Lanny rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Open Preview See a Problem? If you don’t hrotesque the literature examples, the ideas are sometimes a bit hard to follow, but the book was still very nice to read.

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