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The Resource Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)

Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)

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Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl
Title
Politics and Beauty in America
Title remainder
The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy J. Lukes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book holds classical liberalism responsible for an American concept of beauty that centers upon women, wilderness, and machines. For each of the three beauty components, a cultural entrepreneur supremely sensitive to liberalism’s survival agenda is introduced. P.T. Barnum’s exhibition of Jenny Lind is a masterful combination of female elegance and female potency in the subsistence realm. John Muir’s Yosemite Valley is surely exquisite, but only after a rigorous liberal education prepares for its experience. And Harley Earl’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a dreamy expressionist sculpture, but with a practical 265 cubic inch V-8 underneath. Not that American beauty has been uniformly pragmatic. The 1950s are reconsidered for having temporarily facilitated a relaxation of the liberal survival priorities, and the creations of painter Jackson Pollock and jazz virtuoso Ornette Coleman are evaluated for their resistance to the pressures of pragmatism. The author concludes with a provocative speculation regarding a future liberal habitat where Emerson’s admonition to attach stars to wagons is rescinded. .--
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1950-
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Lukes, Timothy J.
Dewey number
223
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0
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Political science
  • United States
  • Political theory
  • United States
Label
Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-02090-1
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface - Hitching Wagons to Stars -- Introduction: Reason over Rhyme -- 1. "Eat Then, Beauty, Said the Monster" -- 2. Swords and Scabbards: Locke's Occupation of Shaftesbury and Burke -- 3. Humbug Feminism: P. T. Barnum, Sara Baartman, and Joice Heth -- 4. Hats Off to Jenny Lind -- 5. John Muir and the Beauty of Poison Oak -- 6. Turbulent and Laminar Flow: From Henry Adams to Harley Earl -- 7. Reconstructing Beauty: Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Ornette Coleman
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978-1-137-02090-1
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1 online resource (XXIII, 234 pages)
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  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137020901
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-02090-1
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952571227
Label
Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-02090-1
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface - Hitching Wagons to Stars -- Introduction: Reason over Rhyme -- 1. "Eat Then, Beauty, Said the Monster" -- 2. Swords and Scabbards: Locke's Occupation of Shaftesbury and Burke -- 3. Humbug Feminism: P. T. Barnum, Sara Baartman, and Joice Heth -- 4. Hats Off to Jenny Lind -- 5. John Muir and the Beauty of Poison Oak -- 6. Turbulent and Laminar Flow: From Henry Adams to Harley Earl -- 7. Reconstructing Beauty: Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Ornette Coleman
Control code
978-1-137-02090-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 234 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137020901
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-02090-1
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952571227

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