Minute particulars that occasion globalizing gestures are writ large in the aims of Stones of Venice from its very opening sentence, which promises to trace the relationship between “three thrones, of mark beyond all others .
Author: Jonathan Goldberg
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Saint Marks invokes and pluralizes the figure of Mark in order to explore relations between painting and writing. Emphasizing that the saint is not a singular biographical individual in the various biblical and hagiographic texts that involve someone so named, the book takes as its ultimate concern the kinds of material life that outlive the human subject. From the incommensurate, anachronic instances in which Saint Mark can be located—among them, as Evangelist or as patron saint of Venice—the book traces Mark’s afterlives within art, sacred texts, and literature in conversation with such art historians and philosophers as Aby Warburg, Giorgio Agamben, Georges Didi-Huberman, T. J. Clark, Adrian Stokes, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Goldberg begins in sixteenth-century Venice, with a series of paintings by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, and others, that have virtually nothing to do with biblical texts. He turns then to the legacy of John Ruskin’s Stones of Venice and through it to questions about what painting does as painting. A final chapter turns to ancient texts, considering the Gospel of St. Mark together with its double, the so-called Secret Gospel that has occasioned controversy for its homoerotic implications. The posthumous persistence of a life is what the gospel named Mark calls the Kingdom of God. Saints have posthumous lives; but so too do paintings and texts. This major interdisciplinary study by one of our most astute cultural critics extends what might have been a purely theological subject to embrace questions central to cultural practice from the ancient world to the present.
... one tenth of the value assigned to The Family of Carlos IV.25 Translating imagined atrocity into the exacting medium of etching in Los Desastres de la Guerra, Goya had perfected minute details of combat, writ large in the Second and ...
Author: Janis Tomlinson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"This biography, authored by one of the world's leading experts on Goya, makes available never-before translated documents of his life, and uses new research in Spanish, including detailed information on his youth, family, commissions, correspondence, and travels to create the most complete portrait yet of an often elusive artist and the dramatically changing society in which he lived and worked. Contrary to past projects that have portrayed Goya as an isolated figure, obsessed with darkness and death, Janis Tomlinson's deeply researched biography presents a painter convinced of his own genius and capacity for creation, one with an unrelenting drive, whose great sociability and skill in navigating court intrigues will come as a revelation to scholars and general readers alike"--
The same is true regarding musical culture writ large in the age of expediency, such that the seemingly most minute details of musical form and artistic practice are necessarily and inextricably implicated in a much broader network of ...
Author: Morgan James Luker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In Argentina, tango isn’t just the national music—it’s a national brand. But ask any contemporary Argentine if they ever really listen to it and chances are the answer is no: tango hasn’t been popular for more than fifty years. In this book, Morgan James Luker explores that odd paradox by tracing the many ways Argentina draws upon tango as a resource for a wide array of economic, social, and cultural—that is to say, non-musical—projects. In doing so, he illuminates new facets of all musical culture in an age of expediency when the value and meaning of the arts is less about the arts themselves and more about how they can be used. Luker traces the diverse and often contradictory ways tango is used in Argentina in activities ranging from state cultural policy-making to its export abroad as a cultural emblem, from the expanding nonprofit arts sector to tango-themed urban renewal projects. He shows how projects such as these are not peripheral to an otherwise “real” tango—they are the absolutely central means by which the values of this musical culture are cultivated. By richly detailing the interdependence of aesthetic value and the regimes of cultural management, this book sheds light on core conceptual challenges facing critical music scholarship today.
On the positive side the Koran contains an extremely detailed code of conduct , descending at places to very minute particulars , but having many good features , and doubtless a great advance on the codes of the pre - Islamic Arabs .
Author: Frederick Creedy
Category: Social psychology
The mythology of a primitive tribe is thought by its members to supply reasons for certain actions necessary for the tribe's welfare, and the author's principal object in this study is to show that in Western society today we have equally questionable systems of belief, which are not only false but extremely harmful. Therefore, he proceeds to analyze various current institutions, to strip them of their shams and to reveal their real nature. Originally published in 1939. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
What minute particulars will I fix my attention upon? Who and what do I mean to love well? Your gift to the world might ... The second is my own: Policy is liturgy writ large. These two are aphorisms enough to problematize—righteously ...
Author: David Dark
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
For many of us, the word "religious" evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? Combining wit and candor with sharp cultural observations, David Dark flips the script on religiosity, arguing that "If what we believe is what we see is what we do is who we are, there's no getting away from religion."
... said or done from day to day has ripened into , or revealed a principle reaching far and wide as life itself . ... who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars , " and the truth of that saying is writ large on every ...
... there is writ large some such sentence as this - always twice , often four or five times , repeated :“ Francis Bacon , Viscount ... requiring in the decipherer nothing but patience , accuracy , and a respect for minute particulars .
71 trons move in this molecule, their orbitals, orbits writ large. ... Here is what William Blake said: He who would do good to another, must do it in Minute Particulars: General Good is the plea of the scoundrel hypocrite & flatterer: ...
Author: Margery Arent Safir
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this book, a gathering of exceptional thinkers from the sciences and the humanities engage a common theme: In what ways do language, and storytelling in particular, deal with ethics in science, in literature, or in other art forms?
... of his heroes and the nation writ large.2 Similarly, the civic unrest of the Nixon era and Watergate in particular ... nation's slide into the Civil War, as growing directly out of the minute particulars of his domestic situation.
Author: Matthew Shipe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Updike & Politics presents the first collection of essays devoted to the political aspects of Updike’s work and showcases a variety of international perspectives.
It is writ large in a totally SOME HISTORICAL BOOKS . lineage of undistinguished emigrants ; revelling needless preface , and it obtrudes itself on in these minute particulars ; but to the bulk of almost every page in passages as ...