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Transmutations: Understanding Literary and Pictorial Caricature

Transmutations: Understanding Literary and Pictorial Caricature (Hardback)

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Transmutations is the first book-length study of caricature as both a literary and visual phenomenon. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, Professor Rivers identifies the mechanisms of caricature, analyzes how they work, and examines the reader/viewer's role in the creation and interpretation of caricature. Many of the examples used in the text are from the works of Balzac and Daumier, but caricatures, cartoons, and comic strips of a variety of cultures and eras are offered as well. Also included is the first comprehensive and international bibliography of caricature. Contents: Preliminary Considerations: Problems, Definitions, Goals; Part One: DistortionoThe Disfigurement of the Norm; Part Two: TransmutationoThe Rhetoric of Caricature; Part Three: ContextoThe Matrix of Caricature; Conclusion: The Ideology of Caricature.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersIllustration & commercial artArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryIllustration & commercial artEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 01/09/1991 ISBN-13: 9780819183286  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kenneth T. Rivers is Assistant Professor of French at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

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