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Symbolist Art Theories: A Critical Anthology

Symbolist Art Theories: A Critical Anthology
Author: Henri Dorra
ISBN 13: 9780520077683
ISBN 10: 520077687
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1995-09-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 396
List Price: $34.95

In the misty domain of Symbolism, Dorra's anthology of source material offers the student the most lucid of guidebooks. Spanning more than half a century, from 1850 to 1918, its broad vista puts into fresh perspective the ambitions of the most diverse artists, architects, poets, and theorists, from Rossetti to Fry, Verlaine to Munch, Eiffel to Apollinaire."—Robert Rosenblum, New York University

"This long-awaited anthology expands the parameters of Symbolist discourse. The carefully selected and annotated texts provide clear insight into a Symbolist vocabulary that had considerable impact on future generations. Symbolist Art Theories has deep resonance for an age transfixed by textual interpretation."—Gabriel P. Weisberg, author of Beyond Impressionism

"Dorra's impeccable scholarship is matched by the insight that relates the fragments. The book is of great value not only for students of symbolism, but for all those interested in the early history of modern art and art theory."—George Mauner, Pennsylvania State University