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The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868-1968

The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868-1968 (Paperback)

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The Object of the Atlantic is a wide-ranging study of the transition from a concern with sovereignty to a concern with things in Iberian Atlantic literature and art produced between 1868 and 1968. Rachel Price uncovers the surprising ways that concrete aesthetics from Cuba, Brazil, and Spain drew not only on global forms of constructivism but also on a history of empire, slavery, and media technologies from the Atlantic world. Analyzing Jose Marti's notebooks, Joaquim de Sousandrade's poetry, Ramiro de Maeztu's essays on things and on slavery, 1920s Cuban literature on economic restructuring, Ferreira Gullar's theory of the ""non-object,"" and neoconcrete art, Price shows that the turn to objects - and from these to new media networks- - as rooted in the very philosophies of history that helped form the Atlantic world itself.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialism Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 01/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9780810130135  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rachel Price is an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures at Princeton University.

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