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Title :

Pleasure and guilt on the Grand Tour : travel writing and imaginative geography, 1600-1830

Author :
CHARD, Chloe ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Addresses the topography mapped out by reference to the practice, theoretical rationalisation and fantasmatic vision of travel on the Grand Tour. Focuses on the ways in which pleasure of various kinds is registered in the language of travel writing : the rhetorical strategies that serve to appropriate this topography as a source of pleasure, the specific concepts of pleasure, enjoyment and gratification that are formed and the pleasure located in the process of translating the topography into discourse. Looks at concepts and theoretical options formed within discourses such as aesthetic theory, art criticism, geology, botany and demography, and within other discourses of travel, such as primitivism, Orientalism, and Romantic Hellenism. Much of the work analysed is taken from works that situate themselves within the genre of the first-person narrative of travel, but much is also taken from works of other genres, such as novels, aesthetic treatises, and essays on art. ;
Pagination/Size :
278 ; ix, 278 p.; 10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Culture ; Esthétique ; Grand Tour ; Imagination ; Récit de voyage ; 1600-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Art ; Culture ; Grand tour ; Imagination ; Travel accounts ; 1600-1900 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24970688 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0719048044 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Manchester; New York; Manchester University Press; Dist. in the USA by St. Martin's Press
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ; UNITED STATES ;