The Resource The visual dominant in eighteenth-century Russia, Marcus C. Levitt ; Shaun Allshouse, design, (electronic resource)

The visual dominant in eighteenth-century Russia, Marcus C. Levitt ; Shaun Allshouse, design, (electronic resource)

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The visual dominant in eighteenth-century Russia
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The visual dominant in eighteenth-century Russia
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Marcus C. Levitt ; Shaun Allshouse, design
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eng
Summary
The Enlightenment privileged vision as the principle means of understanding the world, but the eighteenth-century Russian preoccupation with sight was not merely a Western import. In his masterful study, Levitt shows the visual to have had deep indigenous roots in Russian Orthodox culture and theology, arguing that the visual played a crucial role in the formation of early modern Russian culture and identity. Levitt traces the early modern Russian quest for visibility from jubilant self-discovery, to serious reflexivity, to anxiety and crisis. The book examines verbal constructs of sight-in poetry, drama, philosophy, theology, essay, memoir-that provide evidence for understanding the special character of vision of the epoch. Levitt's groundbreaking work represents both a new reading of various central and lesser-known texts and a broader revisualization of Russian eighteenth-century culture. Works that have considered the intersections of Russian literature and the visual in recent years have dealt almost exclusively with the modern period or with icons. The Visual Dominant in Eighteenth-Century Russia is an important addition to the scholarship and will be of major interest to scholars and students of Russian literature, culture, and religion, and specialists on the Enlightenment
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Midwest
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1954-
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Levitt, Marcus C.
Dewey number
891.709/002
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Russian literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Vision in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The visual dominant in eighteenth-century Russia, Marcus C. Levitt ; Shaun Allshouse, design, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781609090265
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13321840
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MWT13321840
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The visual dominant in eighteenth-century Russia, Marcus C. Levitt ; Shaun Allshouse, design, (electronic resource)
Link
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609090265
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13321840
Publisher number
MWT13321840
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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