Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

EditorElicia Clements, Lesley J. Higgins

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The multidisciplinary aesthetics of Walter Pater, the nineteenth century's most provocative critic, are explored by an international team of scholars. True aesthetic criticism takes place working across the arts, Pater insists: acknowledging the differences between media, but seeking possibilities of interconnection.

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The multidisciplinary aesthetics of Walter Pater, the nineteenth century's most provocative critic, are explored by an international team of scholars. True aesthetic criticism takes place working across the arts, Pater insists: acknowledging the differences between media, but seeking possibilities of interconnection.

ELICIA CLEMENTS, who teaches in English and the Humanities at York University, Canada, approaches Pater as a proto-modernist. She has published on the performative interchange between words and music in the Stein-Thomson operas, and the musical connections between Virginia Woolf and Ethel Smyth. Currently, she is finishing a book-leng...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.58 × 5.74 × 0.8 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: The Aesthetic Life: Conditions of Interdisciplinarity--E.Clements &--L.Higgins
PART I: PATER AND CONTEMPORARY VISUALITIES
Art and the Museum--J.Siegel
Pater and Contemporary Visual Art--B.Bullen
The Necessity of Corot and Whistler in Paters Network of Painters--L.Higgins
Critical Connections and Quotational Strategies: Allegory and Aestheticism in Pater and Simeon Solomon--C.Cruise
PART II: PATER AND THE DYNAMIC ARTS
Paters Auxerre Tapestry--K.Daley
Sculpture, Style and Paters Imaginative Sense of Touch--L.stermark-Johansen
The Painting as Physical Object in a Verbal Portrait: Paters A Prince of Court Painters and Wildes The Portrait of Mr. W. H.--N.Kelvin
Walter Pater, Film Theorist--C.Williams
Paters Musical Imagination: The Aural Architecture of The School of Giorgione and Marius the Epicurean--E.Clements
Haunted Stages: Walter Pater and the Theatrical Mode of Life--A.Eastham
PART III: PATER AND THE PRACTICE OF WRITING
Paters Politics--M.Potolsky
The Spirit on its Way to Perfection?: Paterian Self-Culture and Friedrich Schillers Aesthetic Education--K.Hext
The Art of the Novel: Pater and Fiction--L.Brake
Bibliography
Index