European Aestheticism And Spanish American Modernismo: Artist Protagonists and the Philosophy of…

Hardcover | August 15, 2011

byKelly Comfort

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Locating a shared interest in the philosophy of "art for art's sake" in aestheticism and modernismo, this study examines the changing role of art and artist during the turn-of-the-century period, offering a consideration of the multiple dichotomies of art and life, aesthetics and economics, production and consumption, and center and periphery.

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Locating a shared interest in the philosophy of "art for art's sake" in aestheticism and modernismo, this study examines the changing role of art and artist during the turn-of-the-century period, offering a consideration of the multiple dichotomies of art and life, aesthetics and economics, production and consumption, and center and pe...

KELLY COMFORT is Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. She edited and introduced the volume Art and Life in Aestheticism: De-Humanizing and Re-Humanizing Art, the Artist, and the Artistic Receptor and is author of various essays on fin-de-siècle European and Spanish American lit...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: European Aestheticism and Spanish American Modernismo: Re-Defining the Role of Art and the Artist at the Turn of the Century
PART I: THE ARTIST AVOIDS 'ART FOR LIFE'S SAKE'
The Artist as Critic and Liar, the Unreal and Amoral as Art in Oscar Wilde
The Artist as Creative Receptor, the Subjective Impression as Art in José Asunción Silva
PART II: THE ARTIST PROTESTS "ART FOR THE MARKET'S SAKE"
The Artist as Elitist Taster, the Unprofaned and Unconsumed as Art in J.-K. Huysmans 
The Artist as Creator not Producer, the Unsold and Unappreciated as Art in Rubén Darío
PART III: THE ARTIST PROMOTES 'LIFE FOR ART'S SAKE'
The Artist as Dandy-Aesthete, the Self as Art in Oscar Wilde and Thomas Mann 
The Artist as Dandy-Flâneur, the World as Art in Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera and Julián de Casal
Notes
Works Cited
Index