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Semi-Detached The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens

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ISBN-10: 0691159467

ISBN-13: 9780691159461

Edition: 2018

Authors: John Plotz

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When you are half lost in a work of art, what happens to the half left behind? Semi-Detached delves into this state of being: what it means to be within and without our social and physical milieu, at once interacting and drifting away, and how it affects our ideas about aesthetics. The allure of many modern aesthetic experiences, this book argues, is that artworks trigger and provide ways to make sense of this oscillating, in-between place. John Plotz focuses on Victorian and early modernist writers and artists who understood their work as tapping into, amplifying, or giving shape to a suspended duality of experience. The book begins with the decline of the romantic tale, the rise of…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.45" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English