The Resource Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard, (electronic resource)

Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard, (electronic resource)

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Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint
Title
Melville and the visual arts
Title remainder
Ionian form, Venetian tint
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Douglas Robillard
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eng
Summary
Throughout his professional life, Herman Melville displayed a keen interest in the visual arts. He alluded to works of art to embellish his poems and novels and made substantial use of the technique of ekphrasis, the literary description of works of visual arts, to give body to plot and character. In carefully tracing Melville's use of the art analogy as a literary technique, Douglas Robillard shows how Melville evolved as a writer. Melville studied histories of art, lives of painters, and aesthetic treatises, went to museums and exhibitions of art works, made pilgrimages to the art centers of Europe during the 1840s and 1850s, and collected prints and illustrated books. He created narrators and central characters-Wellingborough Redburn, Ishmael, Pierre Glendinning, and Clarel-who were sensitive to the arts and capable of seeing and describing the world in painterly terms. Robillard also explores the works of the predecessors and contemporaries that influenced Melville and shows how his sense of form was instructed by design in works of art. In separate chapters, Robillard deals at length with Redburn, Moby-Dick, Pierre, and Clarel. In briefer discussions, he looks at The Piazza Tales and the shorter poems. His extensive history of what Melville saw, responded to, and valued offers new insights into Melville's creative processes
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Midwest
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1928-
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Robillard, Douglas
Dewey number
813/.3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Art and literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781612771465
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11753653
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MWT11753653
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612771465
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11753653
Publisher number
MWT11753653
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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