The French Art Novel 1900-1930

The French Art Novel 1900-1930

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The French art novel, with its tales of artists, models and creative struggles, is often thought to be a specifically nineteenth-century phenomenon, which dies out by 1900. This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study argues that the art novel does not in fact disappear but rather undergoes a series of transformations in the early twentieth century, in step with radical changes in the visual arts of the period. Examining both well-known and all-but-forgotten novels, Shingler examines the ways in which they move on from their nineteenth-century predecessors, as the development of avant-garde movements makes questions of aesthetic value and authenticity ever more pressing; as changing gender roles increasingly put pressure on writers to acknowledge female creativity; and as the emergent art of the cinema comes to compete with painting as the primary visual reference point for writers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 166 pages
  • 169.93 x 244.09 x 11.18mm | 467.2g
  • Legenda
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909662232
  • 9781909662230
  • 2,620,332