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8. The flight from beauty

8. The flight from beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199229758
‘The flight from beauty’ argues that, whereas fin-de-siècle culture continued to believe in beauty, while focusing on all the reasons for doubting that beauty is obtainable outside the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David Cottington

in The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777790
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582730.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199582730
The Introduction looks at the background to the term ‘avant-garde’ and how it became connected with modernism. Originally a French military term, how did it to come to mean what it means ... More
Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction  

James Naremore

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191834035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.001.0001
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book
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9780198791744
Film noir is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 1950s—shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme fatales, outlaw ... More
1. The idea of film noir

1. The idea of film noir  

James Naremore

in Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191834035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198791744
The term ‘film noir’ originated with French film critics during the 1930s, but it soon became associated with American films in the mid-1940s. ‘The idea of film noir’ explains the strong ... More
1. Judging beauty

1. Judging beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199229758
We discern beauty in concrete objects and abstract ideas, in works of nature and works of art, in things, animals and people, in objects, qualities and actions. As the list expands to take ... More
The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction  

David Cottington

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777790
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582730.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199582730
The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the ‘avant-garde’ and examines its wider context through the development of western modernity, capitalist ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0001
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ISBN: 
9780190610227
The Introduction first considers the etymological and historical meanings of decadence. Different interpretations of the word “decadence” point to historical decline, social decay, and ... More

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