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Title Folie du voir. English
The madness of vision : on baroque aesthetics / Christine Buci-Glucksmann ; translated by Dorothy Z. Baker.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 172 pages) : illustrations
Series Series in continental thought ; no. 44
Series in Continental thought ; no. 44.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Text in English; translated from the French.
Print version record.
Subject Aesthetics, Modern -- 17th century.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Prelude : a "Je ne Sais Quoi -- " -- The stage of vision -- The work of the gaze -- Seeingness; or, The eye of the phantasm -- The rhetorical telescope I : Il Mirabile, il Furore -- The rhetorical telescope II : figures of nothingness -- Palimpsests of the ungazeable -- Finale : the burning of vision.
Summary "Christine Buci-Glucksmann's The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics, the author asserts the materiality of the body and world in her aesthetic theory. All vision is embodied vision, with the body and the emotions continually at play on the visual field. Thus vision, once considered a clear, uniform, and totalizing way of understanding the material world, actually dazzles and distorts the perception of reality. In each of the nine essays that form The Madness of Vision Buci-Glucksmann develops her theoretical argument via a study of a major painting, sculpture, or influential visual image--Arabic script, Bettini's "The Eye of Cardinal Colonna," Bernini's Saint Teresa and his 1661 fireworks display to celebrate the birth of the French dauphin, Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes, the Paris arcades, and Arnulf Rainer's self-portrait, among others--and deftly crosses historical, national, and artistic boundaries to address Graciǹ's El Critic̤n; Monteverdi's opera Orfeo; the poetry of Hafiz, John Donne, and Baudelaire; as well as baroque architecture and Anselm Kiefer's Holocaust paintings. In doing so, Buci-Glucksmann makes the case for the pervasive influence of the baroque throughout history and the continuing importance of the baroque in contemporary arts"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Baker, Dorothy Zayatz, translator.
Other Title Print version: Buci-Glucksmann, Christine. Folie du voir. English. Madness of vision. 9780821420195 0821420194