Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life
How Politics and Markets Helped Shape the Ideology & Culture of Aestheticism, 1790-1990Book - 1996
Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life is a history of literary aestheticism from the eighteenth century to modern deconstruction. Gene H. Bell-Villada examines writings by critics, philosophers, and other writers from Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Uniting all is his conviction that "there are concrete social, economic, political, and cultural reasons for the emergence, growth, diffusion, and triumph of l'art pour l'art over the past two centuries."
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, c1996.
Branch Call Number: 809. 93357 BEL
Characteristics: x, 340 p. ; 23 cm.