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But art does not excite; or, if it does, the excitation is appeased, within the terms of
the aesthetic experience. ... O O The hyperdevelopment of style in, for example,
Mannerist painting and Art Nouveau, is an emphatic form of experiencing the ...
The best example is in Art Nouveau, the most typical and fully developed Camp
style. Art Nouveau objects, typically, convert one thing into something else: the
lighting fixtures in the form of flowering plants, the living room which is really a ...
Confining the story to England alone, we see Camp continuing wanly through
19th century aestheticism (BurneJones, Pater, Ruskin, Tennyson), emerging full-
blown with the Art Nouveau movement in the visual and decorative arts, and
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review