William Sharpe

Pays :États-Unis
Langue :anglais
Sexe :masculin
Note :
Professeur d'anglais, Barnard college, New York, N.Y. (en 2017). - A été en poste à l'Université de Nice (en 1983)
Autre forme du nom :William Chapman Sharpe
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0001 1074 1433

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Auteur du texte3 documents

  • Frederic Remington

    the color of night, [exhibition, National gallery of art, Washington, 13 April-13 July 2003, The Gilcrease museum, Tulsa (Okla.), 10 August-9 November 2003, The Denver art museum, 13 December 2003-14 March 2004]

    Description matérielle : IX-228 p.
    Description : Note : Bibliogr. p. 219-222. Index
    Édition : Washington (D.C.) : National gallery of art ; Princeton (N.J.) ; Oxford (GB) : Princeton university press , 2003
    Autre auteur du texte : Nancy K. Anderson, Alexander Nemerov

  • Grasping shadows

    the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVII-420 p.)
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references and index
    Abstract : "With the shadow's seductive associations to sexuality, mystery, danger, intangible power, and death, the use of shadows as artistic technique saturates both classic and modern art forms, and yet the practice remains almost invisible. As the first full-length study of art shadows in over a decade, Grasping Shadows ranges from classic works by Rembrandt, Dickens, Picasso, Disney, and Warhol to contemporary street art, popular songs, billboards, and architecture to propose a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual media, ultimately offering four main categories. Sharpe explores the diverse ways shadows appear in literature, painting, photography, and film, insisting that literary and visual meanings of shadows cannot be separated, and that art-shadows must be analyzed as part of a cultural field in which words and images continually overlap and reinforce each other's meanings. Beginning with a summary of scholarship to date, the introduction addresses how real-world shadows function, and gives an overview of the strategies involved in representing shadows from the Renaissance onward. The first chapter sets out a theory of how the meanings of shadows are generated. Subsequent chapters, each centered on an influential literary text, explore in detail the four kinds of shadows that visual artists and writers use. The last chapter presents a case study of how shadows have impacted the art of the modern city, from Renoir and Zola to film noir to advanced projection systems capturing the shadows of passers-by on streets around the globe. The book concludes with a philosophical meditation on how living with shadows enriches everyday life. " ; "Grasping Shadows is the most comprehensive book to date on the artistic use of cast shadows, the first to offer a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual images. Accessibly written, it gives new insight into classic works while also exploring contemporary street art, popular songs, and advertising"
    Édition : New York : Oxford university press , 2017

  • Unreal cities

    urban figuration in Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Whitman, Eliot, and Williams

    Description matérielle : XV-228 p.
    Édition : Baltimore (Md.) : Johns Hopkins university press , 1990


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Sources de la notice

  • Visions of the modern city : proceedings of the Heyman center, Columbia university / ed. by William Sharpe [et al.], 1983
    The Passing of Arthur / ed. by Christopher Baswell, William Sharpe, 1988
    Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film / William Chapman Sharpe, 2017
  • LC authorities (2017-12-11)

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  • William Chapman Sharpe

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