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Panaesthetics
On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts

Daniel Albright

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book, Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: Are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? He considers various artistic media, especially literature, music, and painting, to discover which aspects of each medium are unique and which can be “translated” from one to another. Can a poem turn into a symphony, or a symphony into a painting?

 

Albright explores how different media interact, as in a drama, when speech, stage decor, and music are co-present, or in a musical composition that employs the collage method of the...

The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series

2014   336 pp.  58 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300186628  $30.00 sc

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