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The Resource Inspiration : Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth, by John F. Moffitt, (electronic resource)

Inspiration : Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth, by John F. Moffitt, (electronic resource)

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Inspiration : Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth
Title
Inspiration
Title remainder
Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth
Statement of responsibility
by John F. Moffitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The purpose of this book is to reveal the antique pedigree of a now commonplace term, Inspiration, an essential creation-myth now propelling notions of self-expression in modern art-making. Knowledge of the ancient sources of such supposedly modernist fixations will make a significant contribution to historical-cultural thinking, particularly by showing in detail the facts of an unrecognized evolutionary continuity. In order to personify Inspiration, this study initially focuses upon Michelangelo's Bacchus of 1496, so revealing now-forgotten meanings once typically to be attached in a generic way to any Bacchus. Then it demonstrates how these Dionysiac concepts arose in ancient Greece. Later developments - particularly from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance - are traced here for the first time. Due to further modifications by Friedrich Nietzsche, Dionysiac expressionism eventually became a staple of modern art theory and practice."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moffitt, John F.
Dewey number
701/.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy of history and culture,
Series volume
v. 22
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dionysus
  • Inspiration
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
Inspiration : Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth, by John F. Moffitt, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-375) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Dedication & Epigraphs; List of Illustrations; Introduction: A Personification of "Inspiration"; Chapter 1: The Modern Condition of "Inspiration"; Chapter 2: Michelangelo's Bacchus as a Historical Metaphor; Chapter 3: The Classical Sources of "Inspiration"; Chapter 4: Post-Classical and Christian "Inspiration"; Chapter 5: The Neoplatonic Bacchus of the Renaissance; Chapter 6: The Emblematic Bacchus and "Inspired" Art-Making; Chapter 7: Post-Renaissance "Inspiration" from the Enlightenment to the Romantics; Chapter 8: A Dionysus Reborn for the Symbolist Era
  • Chapter 9: Dionysiac Ecstasy and Modernist Art-WorshipChapter 10: Surrealist Dionysian Myth and Gestural Performance Art; Chapter 11: The Inspired Shaman-Artist: The Case of Joseph Beuys; Chapter 12: Something Like a Post-Modernist Finale; Illustrations; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn182530540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433706851
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530540
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Inspiration : Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth, by John F. Moffitt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-375) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Dedication & Epigraphs; List of Illustrations; Introduction: A Personification of "Inspiration"; Chapter 1: The Modern Condition of "Inspiration"; Chapter 2: Michelangelo's Bacchus as a Historical Metaphor; Chapter 3: The Classical Sources of "Inspiration"; Chapter 4: Post-Classical and Christian "Inspiration"; Chapter 5: The Neoplatonic Bacchus of the Renaissance; Chapter 6: The Emblematic Bacchus and "Inspired" Art-Making; Chapter 7: Post-Renaissance "Inspiration" from the Enlightenment to the Romantics; Chapter 8: A Dionysus Reborn for the Symbolist Era
  • Chapter 9: Dionysiac Ecstasy and Modernist Art-WorshipChapter 10: Surrealist Dionysian Myth and Gestural Performance Art; Chapter 11: The Inspired Shaman-Artist: The Case of Joseph Beuys; Chapter 12: Something Like a Post-Modernist Finale; Illustrations; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn182530540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433706851
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530540
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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