Bakhtin and the Visual Arts
By (author) Deborah J. Haynes
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Bakhtin and the Visual Arts by Deborah J. Haynes
Book DescriptionBakhtin and the Visual Arts assesses the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin's ideas as they relate to painting and sculpture. First published in the 1960s, Bakhtin's writings introduced the concepts of carnival and dialogue or dialogism, which have had significant impact in such diverse fields as literature and literary theory, philosophy, theology, biology and psychology. In his four early aesthetic essays, written between 1919 and 1926, and before he began to focus on linguistic and literary categories, Bakhtin worked on a larger philosophy of creativity, which was never completed. Deborah Haynes's in-depth 1995 study of his aesthetics, especially his theory of creativity, analyses its applicability to contemporary art theory and criticism. The author argues that Bakhtin, with such categories as answerability, outsideness and unfinalizability, offers a conceptual basis for interpreting the moral dimensions of creative activity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521066044
(254mm x 178mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah J. Haynes
Bakhtin Reframed, Paperback (March 2013)
Rehabilitating some of Bakhtin's neglected ideas and reframing him as a philosopher of aesthetics, Bakhtin Reframed will be essential reading for the huge community of Bakhtin scholars as well as students and practitioners of visual culture.
Vocation of the Artist, Paperback (August 1997)
This book examines the historical role of the artist and considers the contemporary function of the artist as prophetic critic and visionary.
Bakhtin and the Visual Arts, Hardback (November 1995)» View all books by Deborah J. Haynes
This 1995 volume assesses the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin's ideas as they relate to the visual arts.
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