Panaesthetics: On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts (The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series)

Panaesthetics: On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts (The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series)

Daniel Albright


While comparative literature is a well-known box of research, the proposal of comparative arts is still unexpected to many. during this interesting ebook, Daniel Albright addresses the basic query of comparative arts: Are there many alternative arts, or is there one paintings which takes varied kinds? He considers a number of inventive media, specifically literature, tune, and portray, to find which elements of every medium are specified and that are “translated” from one to a different. Can a poem become a symphony, or a symphony right into a painting?
 
Albright explores how various media have interaction, as in a drama, whilst speech, degree decor, and tune are co-present, or in a musical composition that employs the university approach to the visible arts. Tracing arguments and questions on the family one of the arts from Aristotle’s Poetics to the current day, he illuminates the understudied self-discipline of comparative arts and urges new cognizance to its riches.

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