About this book


This volume adopts a varied approach to the study of the 'material world' in the French literature, thought and visual arts of the 19th century. Contributors look not only at the Romantic and Realist transcendence of the Neo-classical heritage of abstraction and idealism, but also adopt modern critical perspectives to analyse central themes such as urbanisation, fetishism and the representation of the female body.


aesthetics Analyse culture drama idealism Romanticism

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Rigby
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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