The Resource Savage eye : Melville and the visual arts, (electronic resource)

Savage eye : Melville and the visual arts, (electronic resource)

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Savage eye : Melville and the visual arts
Title
Savage eye
Title remainder
Melville and the visual arts
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mellville's interest in the visual arts and the translation of that interest into his writings is at the center of this new interdisciplinary study of one of America's most celebrated writers. Melville's lifelong engagement with the visual arts has been noted in other works, but only Savage Eye suggest the extraordinary depth and range of the author's multifaceted interest in the subject. Editor Christopher Sten has collected 13 essays from 12 specialists in the field to produce this groundbreaking study that connects Melville's writings with topics relating to the arts of painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture and landscape design, as well as art history. Sten's comprehensive introduction provides readers with a historical overview of the subject, detailing the many works of art Melville knew and commented upon at each stage of his career. He explains when and where in Melville's wanderings throughout America, Europe, and the Near East he saw these works, and then describes how Melville made use of the life and work of these artists in his own fiction and poetry. Savage Eye argues persuasively that the visual arts sources are comparable in importance to the literary arts in the formation of Melville's work and vision. The contributors thus lead the reader to an appreciation of the rich array of artistic images that were available to Americans of the previous century, and thereby extend not only our understanding of Melville, but of ourselves and our collective history
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Art and literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Savage eye : Melville and the visual arts, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612770505
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11753744
Publisher number
MWT11753744
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Savage eye : Melville and the visual arts, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • 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
9781612770505
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11753744
Publisher number
MWT11753744
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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