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Rival Sisters, Art and Music at the Birth of Modernism, 1815-1915


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Contents: Musical paintings and colorful sounds: the imagery and rhetoric of musicality in the Romantic Age, James H. Rubin and Olivia Mattis. Part I Origins: Opsis Melos Lexis: before and around the total work of art, Simon Shaw-Miller; Caspar David Friedrich and music: a 'divine kingdom of hearing'?, Julie Ramos. Part II Dialogues: Berlioz, Delacroix, and La Mort d'Ophelie, Peter Bloom; Music as magic architecture: immersive environments in Baudelaire and Whistler, Suzanne M. Singletary. Part III Realism and Music: Gustave Courbet and music: soundscapes and the total work of art, James H. Rubin; Music as muse: Thomas Eakins's realist agenda in Elizabeth at the Piano, Debra Hanson; 'One art eating the other' in A0/00mile Zola's L'Oeuvre, Michelle Foa. Part IV Musicality in Paint: Manet, Liszt and The Old Musician, Campbell Ewing; Strums the word: Manet's Spanish Singer, Therese Dolan; The musical imagination of Henri Fantin-Latour, Anne Leonard. Part V Grand Schemes and Other Bases: Schwind's 'Symphony': Beethoven, Biedermeier, and the cruelty of romance, Cordula Grewe; Burne-Jones's Le Chant d'amour and the condition of music, Tim Barringer. Part VI Fin de Siecle: Rodin's Beethoven, Olivia Mattis; Grafting a dream: Henri Bergson, Claude Debussy and Henri Matisse, Charlotte de Mille. Art/Music, Music/Art - a bibliography, Olivia mattis; Index.

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James H. Rubin is Professor of Art History and former department chair at Stony Brook University, New York. He is the author of 12 books and over 60 articles focused on nineteenth-century art. Olivia Mattis is a musicologist and co-author of the exhibition catalogue Visual Music. She has curated numerous music-art exhibitions and is a recipient of an NEH Fellowship and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.


'An elegant collection of essays written with breadth and insight on the intersections of music and painting in modernism.' Lydia Goehr, Columbia University, USA 'At once historically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, this book offers new approaches to modernism's paradigmatic "rival sisters".' Juliet Bellow, American University, USA and author of Modernism on Stage

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