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Author Perez, Rolando.

Title Severo Sarduy and the neo-baroque image of thought in the visual arts / Rolando Perez
Published West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Series Purdue studies in Romance literatures ; v. 53
Purdue studies in Romance literatures ; v. 53
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter One: Sarduy as Critic of the Baroque and the Neo-Baroque Figure in Science and Art""; ""Figures of Scientific Rhetoric""; ""Figure I: The Perfect, Moral Circle of the High Renaissance""; ""Figure II: The Ellipse, or the Unnatural, “Perverted"" Circle""; ""Figure III: Trompe l�OEil and the Anamorphic Image""; ""Figure IV: The Aberrant Image of Simulation""; ""Figure V: The Neo-Mannerism of the Spanish, Colonial, and Neo-Baroque Image""
""€œConclusionâ€? by Way of the Retombée""""Chapter Two: Sarduyâ€?s Figural Art/Writing: Writing/Art Body""; ""The Architectural Body""; ""The Painterly Body: Bronzino, Rubens, and Beyond""; ""Biological Anamorphosis, Trompe lâ€?OEil, and Body Painting""; ""The Colonial and Monstrous Body""; ""Fetishism and the Body That Is Double ... and More Than Double""; ""Fijeza, Yin-Yang, and the Inscribed Body of Sadomasochism""; ""The Eastern White Body of “Emptinessâ€?""; ""Chapter Three: Big Bang, Klang Klang, and Painting""
""Decolonization: The Circle of Los matadores de hormigas""""Conclusion""; ""Conclusions Continuities""; ""Illustrations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
""The Pictorial/Rhetorical Figure of the Universe (Barroco and Big Bang)""""White: Red and Black""; ""From Mallarmé�s Typography to Concrete Poetry and Galáxias""; ""The New World Baroque Aesthetics of Big Bang""; ""The Music in Painting/Writing: Lorca, Jazz, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Etc.""; ""The Figural Body of the Dance of Life and Death""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter Four: Colors, Bodies, Voices, and the Click-Clack of Theater""; ""The Four Primary Colors""; ""White, Black, and Red""; ""The Erotic Body""; ""Sound and Music""; ""Funerary Baroque""; ""Del Yin al Yang""
Summary "Severo Sarduy never enjoyed the same level of notoriety as did other Latin American writers. On the other hand, he never lacked for excellent critical interpretations of his work from critics like Roberto González Echevarría, René Prieto, Gustavo Guerrero, and other reputable scholars. Missing, however, from what is otherwise an impressive body of critical commentary, is a study of the importance of painting and architecture, first, to his theory, and second, to his creative work. In order to fill this lacuna in Sarduy studies, Rolando Pérez's book undertakes a critical approach to Sarduy's essays--"Barroco, Escrito sobre un cuerpo," "Barroco y neobarroco," and "La simulación"--The stand point of art history. In short, no book on Sarduy until now has traced the multifaceted art historical background that informed the work of this challenging and exciting writer. It will be a book that many a critic of Sarduy and the Latin American "baroque" will consult in years to come"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sarduy, Severo -- Aesthetics.
Sarduy, Severo -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sarduy, Severo. -- Knowledge -- Art
Art and literature.
Genre/Form Art.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 155753604X