Artistic Relations: Literature and the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-century France

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Peter Collier, Robert Lethbridge, Professor of French Language and Literature Robert Lethbridge
Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Art - 352 pages
In this innovative volume, literary critics and art historians explore the relationship between literature and the visual arts in 19th-century France. Eighteen leading scholars, including Pierre Bourdieu, Germaine Greer, Segolene Le Men, Roger Cardinal and Mary Ann Caws analyse contemporary forms of representation to reveal the rich variety of factors that link image and text.
 

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Contents

Structures of cultural production in nineteenthcentury France
15
The link between literary and artistic struggles
30
the women of
40
aesthetics art criticism and literary practice
61
Goethe
76
Book illustration
94
Balzac Ingres and the art
111
French photography in the 1850s
130
Victor Hugo somnambulist of the sea
209
painter
222
the shaping of a vision
253
Sex and the occult in Symbolist art and literature
264
Orpheus returning
278
Dancing with Mallarmé and Seurat and Loie Fuller
291
Notes
303
Notes on contributors
338

Transpositions
178
Stendhals art history and the making of a novelist
192

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About the author (1994)

Peter Collier is an author who often collaborated on his boooks with David Horowitz. Together they co-wrote books about dynasty families like: The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty (1976), The Kennedys: An American Drama (1984) and The Fords: An American Epic (1987), and in 1994 Collier published The Roosevelts: An American Saga, with Horowitz contributing. In addition, Collier wrote a novel, Down River (1979); a children's book, The King's Giraffe (with his wife, 1996); and books honoring military figures like Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty (2003). During the 1960s and '70s, Collier and Horowitz worked together on the New Left journal Ramparts, but "made a 180-degree turn and began writing books and articles from the conservative side of the spectrum. Their 1989 book, Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the Sixties, attacked what they perceived to be the nostalgia that had grown up around that decade. In 1998, Collier founded Encounter Books, which has published a range of authors, many of them conservative. Peter Collier passed away on November 1, 2019 from leukemia. He was 80 years old.

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