@Free î On the Grotesque: Strategies of Contradiction in Art and Literature (Critical Studies in the Humanities) ⛄ eBook or E-pub free

@Free á On the Grotesque: Strategies of Contradiction in Art and Literature (Critical Studies in the Humanities) ⛓ In This Comprehensive, Original, And Wide Ranging Study, Geoffrey Galt Harpham Argues That We Should View The Grotesque Not As A Marginal Or Aberrant Form, But Rather As A Key To Central Concepts In The Western Artistic Tradition With Discussions Of Pictorial And Narrative Art, And Readings Of Theoretical Statements By Kant, Hegel, Ruskin And Others, This Book Expands Our Concept Of The Grotesque, And Enriches Our Understanding Of Art Itself The book was clearly written as a call to other academics to further a field of study, but once acclimated to the slightly dry and erudite writing style this becomes a fascinating book It spans genres of art looking for the origin, perpetuation, and implications of the grotesque This is a good introductory book, and spawns many questions, points for investigation, creative ideas while taking the reader through history, art, literature, psychology, philosophy, myth, and magic This is an interesting conversation because while there is much investigation on the concept of beauty and on ugliness, the grotesque is neither. What does it mean to be grotesque How do we understand it This is not an easy to read book, but it does deal with a significant subject.