Manet, Flaubert, and the Emergence of Modernism : Blurring Genre Boundaries (Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism)
Arden ReedISBN: 0521815053; 9780521815055;
Book DescriptionThis study combines art history and literary criticism in a joint study of the canonical "fathers" of modernism. Arden Reed argues that modernism is a matter of genre blending, hybridization and movements between text and image. Focusingon key works, Reed reveals how Manet and Flaubert actively mix and contaminate their work- Flaubert with images, Manet with narration. Reed extends the argument to the twentieth century, claiming we cannot understand twentieth century modernism while remaining locked within single disciplines.