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Author Castronovo, Russ, 1965-

Title Beautiful democracy : aesthetics and anarchy in a global era / Russ Castronovo
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : aesthetics and the anarchy of global culture -- Flowers and billy clubs : the beauty and danger of ethical citizenship -- American literature internationale : translation, strike, and the time of political possibility -- Beauty along the color line : lynching, form, and aesthetics -- "Bombs of laughter" : motion pictures, mass art, and universal language -- Geo-aesthetics : fascism, globalism, and Frank Norris
Summary 'Beautiful Democracy' explores the intersection of beauty and violence by examining university lectures and course materials on aesthetics from a century ago, along with riots, acts of domestic terrorism, magic lantern exhibitions and other public spectacles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
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Subject Aesthetics, American.
Arts -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
United States -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007003728
ISBN 0226096300 (electronic bk.)
9780226096308 (electronic bk.)