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The Theater of Truth: The Ideology of (Neo)Baroque Aesthetics

William Egginton


This book argues that seventeenth-century Baroque and twentieth-century Neobaroque aesthetics have to be understood as part of the same complex. The Neobaroque, rather than being a return to the stylistic practices of a particular time and place, should be described as the continuation of a cultural strategy produced as a response to a specific problem of thought that has beset Europe and the colonial world since early modernity. This problem, in its simplest philosophical form, concerns the paradoxical relation between appearances and what they represent. The book explores expressions of this ... More

Keywords: Baroque, aesthetics, Neobaroque, appearances, Spanish Empire, cultural politics, ideology, art, literature, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804769549
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804769549.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Egginton, author