The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain

Hardcover | May 4, 2017

byOscar E. Vázquez

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"Explores how definitions of Spanish modernisms from 1874 to 1923 were dependent upon the concepts of degeneration and regeneration. Analyzes the relation between these concepts by examining representations of the body in specific spaces"--Provided by publisher.

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"Explores how definitions of Spanish modernisms from 1874 to 1923 were dependent upon the concepts of degeneration and regeneration. Analyzes the relation between these concepts by examining representations of the body in specific spaces"--Provided by publisher.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:May 4, 2017Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271071214

ISBN - 13:9780271071213

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Table of Contents

Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Introduction

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

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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