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The Resource Killing the Moonlight : Modernism in Venice, Jennifer Scappettone

Killing the Moonlight : Modernism in Venice, Jennifer Scappettone

Label
Killing the Moonlight : Modernism in Venice
Title
Killing the Moonlight
Title remainder
Modernism in Venice
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Scappettone
Title variation
Modernism in Venice
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian Republic, fantasies about the sinking city have engendered an elaborate series of romantic cliches, provoking modern artists and intellectuals to construct conflicting responses: some embrace the resistance to modernity manifest in Venice's labyrinthine premodern form and temporality, while others aspire to modernize by 'killing the moonlight' of Venice, in the Futurists' notorious phrase. Spanning the history of literature, art, and architecture -- from John Ruskin, Henry James, and Ezra Pound to Manfredo Tafuri, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, and Robert Coover -- Killing the Moonlight tracks the pressures that modernity has placed on the legacy of romantic Venice, and the distinctive strains of aesthetic invention that resulted from the clash. Whether seduced or repulsed by literary cliches of Venetian decadence, post-Romantic artists found a motive for innovation in Venice. In Venetian incarnations of modernism, the anachronistic urban fabric and vestigial sentiment that both the nation-state of Italy and the historical avant-garde would cast off become incompletely assimilated parts of the new. Killing the Moonlight brings Venice into the geography of modernity as a living city rather than a metaphor for death, and presents the archipelago as a crucible for those seeking to define and transgress the conceptual limits of modernism. In strategic detours from the capitals of modernity, Scappettone charts an elusive 'extraterritorial' modernism that compels us to redraft the confines of modernist culture in both geographical and historical terms"--Provided by publisher
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Scappettone, Jennifer,
Dewey number
  • 809.9335845311
  • 809/.9335845311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modernist latitudes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
Killing the Moonlight : Modernism in Venice, Jennifer Scappettone
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Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Venetian Modernity: A Troubled Present -- 1. "The Entanglement of Memory": Reciprocal Interference of Present and Past in Ruskin's Venetian Histories -- 2. Nearer Distances and Clearer Mysteries: Between Patches and Presence in James's "Visitable Past" -- 3. Adriatic Fantasies: Venetian Modernism Between Decadence -- 4. From Passéism to Anachronism: Material Histories in Pound's Venice -- 5. Fabulous Planning: Unbuilt Venices -- Coda: Laguna/Lacuna
Control code
ocn893735619
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (440 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537742
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unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
color illustrations
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893735619
Label
Killing the Moonlight : Modernism in Venice, Jennifer Scappettone
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Venetian Modernity: A Troubled Present -- 1. "The Entanglement of Memory": Reciprocal Interference of Present and Past in Ruskin's Venetian Histories -- 2. Nearer Distances and Clearer Mysteries: Between Patches and Presence in James's "Visitable Past" -- 3. Adriatic Fantasies: Venetian Modernism Between Decadence -- 4. From Passéism to Anachronism: Material Histories in Pound's Venice -- 5. Fabulous Planning: Unbuilt Venices -- Coda: Laguna/Lacuna
Control code
ocn893735619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (440 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537742
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893735619

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