The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture (Routledge Research in Art History) (Paperback)

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The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture (Routledge Research in Art History) (Paperback)

By Andrea Bubenik (Editor)

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This book explores the history and continuing relevance of melancholia as an amorphous but richly suggestive theme in literature, music, and visual culture, as well as philosophy and the history of ideas. Inspired by Albrecht D rer's engraving Melencolia I (1514)--the first visual representation of artistic melancholy--this volume brings together contributions by scholars from a variety of disciplines. Topics include: Melencolia I and its reception; how melancholia inhabits landscapes, soundscapes, figures and objects; melancholia in medical and psychological contexts; how melancholia both enables and troubles artistic creation; and Sigmund Freud's essay Mourning and Melancholia (1917).

Andrea Bubenik is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The University of Queensland, Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032338262
ISBN-10: 1032338261
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Art History