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Titel: The Subtext Of Form In The English ...
Verlag: Pennsylvania State University Press
Einband: Soft cover
Auflage: 1st edition..
Paperback, F. x+214pp, 31 b/w illustrations, index, a nice fine copy. New. Study of the clash between the Medieval notion that an object had symbolic meaning and the Renaissance idea of materialism. The book looks at the change in ideas which occured with the Renaissance when a fundamental rethinking of what an object actually represents took place. The book explores the onological & epistemological issues which surround this shift in our cultural history. 450 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42852
Inhaltsangabe: During the sixteenth century in England the logocentrism of the Middle Ages was confronted by a materialism that heralded the modern world. With remarkable tenacity in music, poetry, and painting, the orthodox aesthetic persisted as formal features which served as non-verbal signs and provided a subtext of form. In opposition, however, a radical aesthetic emerged to accommodate the new attention to physical nature. The growing force of materialism occasioned a fundamental rethinking of what an artifact might represent and how that representation might be achieved. This book explores the ontological and epistemological issues that poststructuralist thought raises about that shift in our cultural history. In doing so, it charts a course for Renaissance studies, now in disarray, that avoids the old positivism while not succumbing to the new nihilism.
Über den Autor: S. K. Heninger, Jr., is University Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of North Carolina and author of, most recently, Sidney and Spenser: The Poet as Maker (Penn State, 1989).
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