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Comics Versus Art


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Comics Arts World Roy Lichtenstein's Tears: Ressentiment and Exclusion in the World of Pop Art Searching for Artists in the Entertainment Empire Cartoons as Masterpieces: An Essay on Illustrated Classics Highbrow Comics and Lowbrow Art?: The Shifting Contexts of the Comics Art Object On Junk, Investments and Junk Investments: The Evolution of Comic Book Collectibles Crumbs from the Table: The Place of Comics in Museums By Way of Conclusion: Chris Ware's Comics About Art Endnotes

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'Comics Versus Art is an absolutely terrific, very impressive book. Bart Beaty has produced a striking institutional history of comics, focusing on their movement from a position of low culture and marginality to their new place of prominence. It's a work of great sophistication, providing a broader, more nuanced sense of comics as a cultural form than we have previously understood. At the same time, Beaty explores these ideas with great clarity and focus in straightforward language.' -- Scott Bukatman, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University

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Bart Beaty is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary.


"Comics Versus Art is an intriguing text for readers of comics, and an illuminating look at the theoretical underpinnings of what we call - and refuse to call - art." -- Ian Daffern Quill and Quire 'This solid, sound, intriguing book will set the discourse on art and comics for a considerable time. Essential. All readers.' -- J.A. Lent Choice Magazine vol 50:07:2013 'Excellent investigation of the world of comics... In writing a history of ways the comic world has been taken up during modern era and beyond through sociology of art perspective, Beaty has made a valuable new contribution to the study of comic form. -- Beverly Haun Canadian Literature 219, winter 2013

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