Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander (Editor), Sarah Garland (Editor)

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Abstract

Mixed Messages presents and interrogates ten distinct moments from the arts of nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century America where visual and verbal forms blend and clash. Charting correspondences concerned with the expression and meaning of human experience, this volume moves beyond standard interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to consider the written and visual artwork in embodied, cognitive, and contextual terms.

Offering a genuinely interdisciplinary contribution to the intersecting fields of art history, avant-garde studies, word-image relations, and literary studies, Mixed Messages takes in architecture, notebooks, poetry, painting, conceptual art, contemporary art, comic books, photographs and installations, ending with a speculative conclusion on the role of the body in the experience of digital mixed media. Each of the ten case studies explores the juxtaposition of visual and verbal forms in a manner that moves away from treating verbal and visual symbols as operating in binary or oppositional systems, and towards a consideration of mixed media, multi-media and intermedia work as brought together in acts of creation, exhibition, reading, viewing, and immersion. The collection advances research into embodiment theory, affect, pragmatist aesthetics, as well as into the continuing legacy of romanticism and of dada, conceptual art and surrealism in an American context.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages300
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5261-0180-8
ISBN (Print)9781784991500
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2016

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Art
Conceptual Art
Mixed Media
Surrealism
Embodiment
Artwork
Art History
Multimedia
Human Experience
Literary Studies
Poetry
Notebook
Pragmatist
Contextual
Dada
Affect Theory
Blends
Romanticism
Comic Books
Avant Garde

Keywords

  • American Literature
  • American Art
  • Intermedia
  • Artistic correspondences
  • Artistic collaborations
  • Word and Image studies

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Gander, C., & Garland, S. (Eds.) (2016). Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices. Manchester University Press.
Gander, Catherine (Editor) ; Garland, Sarah (Editor). / Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices. Manchester University Press, 2016. 300 p.
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