The Resource Melville & Turner : spheres of love and fright, Robert K. Wallace

Melville & Turner : spheres of love and fright, Robert K. Wallace

Label
Melville & Turner : spheres of love and fright
Title
Melville & Turner
Title remainder
spheres of love and fright
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Wallace
Title variation
Melville and Turner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this ambitious interdisciplinary work, Robert K. Wallace explores the stylistic and aesthetic affinities of English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) and American novelist Herman Melville (1819-1891), establishing Turner as a decisive influence on the creation of Melville's Moby-Dick. Wallace begins his study by tracing the evolution of Turner's powerful aesthetic of the indistinct from his seascapes of the early 1800s through his whaling oils of the mid-1840s. He then examines Melville's self-education in the fine arts from 1846 through 1849, a period culminating in an 1849 visit to London, where Melville saw Turner's works side by side with those of the Old Masters. Wallace also shows how the aesthetic of Melville's first five novels evolved in direct relation to the art criticism he read in books by Hazlitt, Ruskin, and Eastlake, as well as in English and American periodicals. Wallace's discussion of how Melville's knowledge of painting influenced his successive novels illustrates an important part of Melville's mental and artistic landscape. The discussion of influence culminates with three chapters devoted to the composition of Moby-Dick, showing Turner's influence from the beginning to the end of Melville's masterpiece. The study ends with an examination of the artistic and spiritual legacies of each artist. Wallace shows how Melville and Turner lead us into comparable realms: the visible spheres of love as well as the invisible ones of fright. Richly illustrated to document the visual experience that influenced Melville's literary achievement, this study advances our understanding of Melville as a literary artist and connoisseur of art, of Turner as an influence on American culture, and of the interrelations between literature and painting--as well as between England and America--in the mid-nineteenth century
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DLC
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1944-
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Wallace, Robert K.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2388.A75
LC item number
W3 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Turner, J. M. W.
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Turner, J. M. W.
  • Melville, Herman
  • Turner, J. M. W.
  • Melville, Herman
  • Turner, Joseph Mallord William
  • Art and literature
  • Art
  • Art and literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
Melville & Turner : spheres of love and fright, Robert K. Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [615]-624) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Turner before Melville, 1775-1845 -- A powerful aesthetic of the indistinct -- Part two: Melville before Moby-Dick, 1845-1849 -- Sailing from Typee to Mardi -- Swimming through the art libraries of young America -- Diving deeper, rising to the surface -- Brushing off Redburn and White-jacket -- Running the painted gauntlet -- Part three: Composing The whale, 1850-1851 -- Painting without canvas -- Taking books (and picture) off the brain -- Using visible truth -- Spheres of love and fright
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 643 pages
Isbn
9780820313665
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91007325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23142414
  • (OCoLC)ocm23142414
Label
Melville & Turner : spheres of love and fright, Robert K. Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [615]-624) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Turner before Melville, 1775-1845 -- A powerful aesthetic of the indistinct -- Part two: Melville before Moby-Dick, 1845-1849 -- Sailing from Typee to Mardi -- Swimming through the art libraries of young America -- Diving deeper, rising to the surface -- Brushing off Redburn and White-jacket -- Running the painted gauntlet -- Part three: Composing The whale, 1850-1851 -- Painting without canvas -- Taking books (and picture) off the brain -- Using visible truth -- Spheres of love and fright
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 643 pages
Isbn
9780820313665
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91007325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23142414
  • (OCoLC)ocm23142414

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