Bakhtin and the Visual Arts by Deborah J. HaynesBakhtin and the Visual Arts by Deborah J. Haynes

Bakhtin and the Visual Arts

byDeborah J. Haynes

Paperback | June 19, 2008

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Bakhtin and the Visual Arts is the first book to assess the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin's ideas as they relate to painting and sculpture. Deborah Haynes' in-depth study of Bakhtin's aesthetics, especially his theory of creativity, analyzes its applicability to contemporary art theory and criticism. With such categories as answerability, outsideness and unfinalizability, Bakhtin, the author posits, offers a conceptual basis for interpreting the moral dimensions of creative activity.
Title:Bakhtin and the Visual ArtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.51 inPublished:June 19, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521066042

ISBN - 13:9780521066044

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Table of Contents

Part I. Context: 1. Introduction; 2. Bakhtin's historical and intellectual milieu; Part II. Bakhtin's Theory of Creativity: 3. Answerability; 4. Outsideness; 5. Un/finalizability; Part III. The Usefuleness of Bakhtin's Aesthetics: 6. Interpreting works of art; 7. Bakhtin and postmodern art theory.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'Haynes has raised enough questions here to confirm that the work of the Bakhtin circle will provide one crucial resource for a more satisfactory understanding of the artist and the related but distinct problem of social action.' Oxford Art Journal