Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel-Writing 1770- 1840

Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel-Writing 1770- 1840

Editorial: Oxford

Páginas: 338

Año: 2002

EAN: 9780199247004

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Attentive to the often divergent idioms of elite and popular exoticism, the book plots the transformation of the travelogue through the period, as the baroque particularism of curiosity was challenged by picturesque aesthetics, systematic "geographical narrative", and the emergence of a "transcendental self" axiomatic to Romantic culture.