Objects on a Table: Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature

Objects on a Table: Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature

ISBN: 1582430357

ISBN 13: 9781582430355

Publication Date: July 30, 1999

Publisher: Counterpoint

Pages: 136

Format: Paperback

Author: Guy Davenport

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In a series of four meditations on still-life painting, Guy Davenport blends art history with literary criticism, taking a close look at the iconic and symbolic function of objects and the multiple ways they are represented in culture. Focusing on a genre that is supposedly static, these essays reveal the dynamic forces that motivate and shape the still life, explaining why and how painters have employed this genre to such vital effect.

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