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Description - Democracy and the Arts by Arthur M. Melzer

Politics has taken a cultural turn in America, and the arts are at the center of today's culture wars. In this book, some of our most prominent cultural critics explore the relationships between culture and politics as played out in the world of novels, television, museums, and even fashion. The authors-John Simon, Greil Marcus, Arthur C. Danto, and other well-known commentators from across the political spectrum-examine the arts in their relation to democracy and consider whether and how they serve one another. The authors consider such topics as high and popular culture in democratic America; the relation of democracy to classical, jazz, and folk music; and the artistic potential of the most democratic of all arts, the movies. All of the essays are as entertaining as they are thoughtful.With its roots in popular sentiment, democracy will forever be entwined with art, a force that powerfully molds popular taste. Democracy and the Arts speaks elegantly to that relationship and reminds readers of its enduring importance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801435416
ISBN-10: 0801435412
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 19-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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