The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain

Hardcover | March 11, 2017

byOscar E. Vázquez

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:March 11, 2017Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271071214

ISBN - 13:9780271071213


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Chapter 1 Fragmentation: Fortuny’s Frame and the Melancholy of the New

Chapter 2 Suture: Academies, Regionalism and Artistic Decline

Chapter 3 Exhaustion: Degeneration in Fin de Siglo Spanish Arts

Chapter 4 Parody: Exhibitions Spaces and Modernism

Chapter 5 Containment: Reconquests, Colonialism and the Specter of Collapse

Chapter 6 (Dis)Inheritance: Rachitic Bodies and Medical Discourses

Chapter 7 Decay: Or, the Aristocracy’s Degeneration

Chapter 8 Displacements: Regoyos, Verhaeren and La España Negra

Epilogue The End Again




Editorial Reviews

“The End Again presents a rich body of new material on Spanish art and visual culture. By placing this work in conversation with the fields of medicine, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology, and criminology, Oscar Vázquez broadens our understanding of how the concept of degeneration functioned in Spain and, by extension, Europe more broadly at the turn of the twentieth century. I love this book!”—M. Elizabeth Boone, University of Alberta