The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

Paperback Arts & Letters

By (author) Charles Baudelaire, Contributions by Thom Mayne, Volume editor Jonathan Mayne, Translated by Jonathan Mayne

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 184mm x 12mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714833657
  • ISBN 13: 9780714833651
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 58 b&w illustrations, index
  • Sales rank: 58,979

Product description

Charles Baudelaire, the nineteenth-century French poet and writer, has also been called 'the father of modern criticism'. This stimulating volume gathers together some of his most celebrated critical writings.

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Review quote

'Mini-triumphs of contemporary design ... the words contained within these gem-like covers are lapidary as well.' (Times Literary Supplement)

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This last article, for all its brevity and incompleteness, develops views hardly more than touched on in Baudelaire's other writings.

Table of contents

Introduction by the editor; the painter of modern life; Edgar Allan Poe - his life and works; further notes on Edgar Poe Wagner and Tannhauser in Paris; on the essence of laughter; some French caricaturists; some foreign caricaturists; a philosophy of toys; philosophic art.