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TEXT, IMAGE AND THE PROBLEM WITH PERFECTION IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE: UTOPIA AND ITS AFTERLIVES. Daniel Sipe. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2013. 228 pp. with 18 ills. 24 x 17 cm. LC 2012-34452 ISBN 9781409447764 In English.
Publisher's description: Daniel Sipe focuses on the persistent afterlife of utopias in works by artists and writers who include Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, Etienne Cabet, J.J. Grandville, Charles Barbara, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Charles Baudelaire. By juxtaposing these works with those of social scientists such as Charles Fourier, Sipe provides the historical context for comprehending the significance and implications of this phenomenon in nineteenth-century utopian art and literature.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Painting — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160135
Hardcover $114.95    

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