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Writing for Art : The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis - Stephen Cheeke

Writing for Art

The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9780719083242
Number Of Pages: 224

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Writing for art is a concise introduction to the subject of ekphrasis, and the first study to offer a useful general survey of the larger philosophical and theoretical questions arising from the encounter of literary texts and artworks. Stephen Cheeke offers close readings of poems and prose from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries alongside a generous amount of illustrations, covering a broad range of writing and theory about the relation of literary texts to the visual arts, and extending the subject of ekphrasis to include literary works on photography, as well as celebrated prose descriptions of artworks. Writing for art is written to appeal to both the non-specialist and specialist reader alike.

Writing for art is an exigent text, is lucidly and engagingly written. Cheeke makes one want to read the books and poems and look at the pictures again. Donald Lee, The Art Newspaper

Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Ekphrasisp. 11
Beauty and truthp. 42
The momentp. 61
Blissp. 82
Sufferingp. 102
Illusionp. 124
Photography and elegyp. 142
Prose ekphrasisp. 163
Select bibliographyp. 190
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780719083242
ISBN-10: 0719083249
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31