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Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel's fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep. These states challenge contemporary scientific and philosophical accounts of the perfectibility of the self, which privileged reflective self-awareness. In dialogue with the field of literature and science studies and affect studies, this book shows how Victorian writers used narrative form to respond to the analytical practices and knowledge production of those other disciplines. Drawing upon canonical texts--by Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, George Meredith, and Thomas Hardy--Still Life contends that depictions of non-purposive perceptual experience suspend the processes of self-cultivation (Bildung) central to Victorian aesthetics, science, psychology, and political theory, as well as most critical accounts of the novel form. Departing from the values of individual cultivation and moral revelation associated with the genre, these writers offer an affective framework for understanding the subtly non-instrumental powers of narrative. Victorian novels ostensibly working within the parameters of the Bildungsroman are suspended by moments of "still life": a decentered lyricism associated with states of diminished consciousness. They use this style to narrate what should be unnarratable: experiences not dependent on reflective consciousness, which express a distinctive ambivalence toward dominant developmental frameworks of individual self-culture.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Elisha Cohn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2015-12-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190493479

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"Presenting, interpreting, and celebrating the world-renowned and the lesser-known California artists who have uniquely defined and redefined the still life, this volume offers an exploration of the sensual pleasures, the aesthetic challenges, and the intellectual and perceptual associations of a century of art through the prism of a single genre."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Art
Author: Susan Landauer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2003-11-10
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520239385

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Author: Colonel Moyle Sherer
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Release: 1825
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BNC:1001982122

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Moving to a small country cabin, a former world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release: 2014
File: 265 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812976892

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In the last years of his life Paul Cézanne produced a stunning series of watercolors, many of them sill lifes. Still Life with Blue Pot is one of these late masterpieces that is now in the collection of the Getty Museum. In Cézanne in the Study: Still Life in Watercolors, Carol Armstrong places this great painting within the context of Cezanne’s artistic and psychological development and of the history of the genre of still life in France. Still life—like the medium of watercolor—was traditionally considered to be “low” in the hierarchy of French academic paintings. Cézanne chose to ignore this hierarchy, creating monumental still-life watercolors that contained echoes of grand landscapes and even historical paintings in the manner of Poussin—the “highest” of classical art forms. In so doing he changed his still lifes with new meanings, both in terms of his own notoriously difficult personality and in the way he used the genre to explore the very process of looking at, and creating, art. Carol Armstrong’s study is a fascinating exploration of the brilliant watercolor paintings that brought Cézanne’s career to a complex, and triumphant, conclusion, The book includes new photographic studies of the Getty’s painting that allow the reader to encounter this great watercolor as never before, in all of its richness and detail.

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Genre: Art
Author: Carol Armstrong
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2004-11-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780892366231

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Genre: Children's plays, American
Author: Steven Dietz
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Release: 1998
File: 97 Pages
ISBN-13: 0871298694

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The genre of still life is considered from a wide range of visual perspectives as it spans the history of photography from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Paul Martineau
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2010
File: 111 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606060339

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The first full-length study of the life and works of Henry Lee McFee, pioneer American cubist and prominent member of the Woodstock artists colony. McFee's still lifes are considered in detail and a survey of the critics, art theorists, and aestheticians of the period is presented. Nearly 200 illustrations, including 22 color plates. A Center Gallery Publication.

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Genre: Art
Author: John Baker
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Release: 1987
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: 0838751105

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INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY. HOW DO THE OBJECTS IN A STILL LIFE REFLECT THE CUSTOMS, IDEAS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE TIME? THIS IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH NORBERT SCHNEIDER ASKS IN THIS BOOK. THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES AND THE 17TH CENTURY WAS WITHOUT DOUBT THE HEYDAY OF THE STILL LIFE. IT IS AN ART FORM WHICH GIVES US VALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY AS WELL AS PEOPLE'S NOTIONS OF DEATH. STILL LIFES CHART THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE AS WELL AS THE GRADUAL REPLACEMENT OF THE MEDIAEVAL CONCEPT OF THE WORLD.

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Genre: Art and society
Author: Norbert Schneider
Publisher: Taschen
Release: 2003
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: 3822820814

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It's the oldest story in the book: Upstanding citizen and member of the community munches on the apple, unleashes the serpent and seals his fate. With some special education on the side.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Avram Mednick
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2008-11
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440106385

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