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From Realism to the Affective Turn: An Agenda

Pickering, Paul; McCalman, Iain


Ever since the late eighteenth century when new forms of visual entertainment claimed to be able to use technology to replicate or simulate the literal details of nature, scholars, poets and intellectuals have bemoaned the increasing dominance of the realist aesthetic. Classicists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Romantics such as Samuel Coleridge found the practice of literalist simulation to be debased and disgusting. It demanded merely mechanical competence, eliminated the vital creative role...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Historical Reenactment: From Realism to the Affective Turn
DOI: .1057/9780230277090_1


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