Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics: The Gaze of the Flâneur and 19th-Century Media

Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics: The Gaze of the Flâneur and 19th-Century Media


Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the middle of 19th-century media tradition. It deals an intensive research of the function of newspapers, images, and precinematic units in Baudelaire's writings, whereas additionally discussing the cultural historical past of those media more often than not. The publication unearths that Baudelaire used to be now not purely encouraged through the hot media, yet that he performed with them, utilizing them as frames of belief and methods of experiencing the area. His writings exhibit how varied media reply to each other and the way the conventions of 1 medium will be paraphrased in one other medium. hence, Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics argues that Baudelaire can be visible purely as an recommend of “pure poetry,” yet as a poet in a media saturated surroundings. It indicates that mediation, montage, and circulate are good points which are primary to Baudelaire's aesthetics and that his modernist aesthetics may be conceived of, to a wide measure, as a media aesthetics.

Highlighting Baudelaire's interplay with the media of his age, Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics discusses the ways that we reply to new media expertise, drawing on views from Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben. Combining precise examine with modern thought, the e-book opens up new views on Baudelaire's writings, the determine of the flâneur, and modernist aesthetics.

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