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Ornamentation and the Void in the Works of Huysmans, Rachilde, Beardsley, and Klimt

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003446/00001

Material Information

Title: Ornamentation and the Void in the Works of Huysmans, Rachilde, Beardsley, and Klimt
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Simmons, Amy
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Ornamentation
Huysmans, Joris-Karl
Rachilde
Beardsley, Aubrey
Klimt, Gustave
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores ornamentation in its various forms as exhibited in the works of four fin de siecle artists--two French authors, Joris-Karl Huysmans and Rachilde, one English illustrator, Aubrey Beardsley, and one Austrian painter, Guftve Klimt--each noted for their stylistic attention to detail. Despite the obvious differences in their arts, all these artists share a tendency to excessively embellish their work. Huysmans devotes entire chapters to descriptions of colors and smells while practically abandoning plot, and Klimt fills his portraits with decorative shapes and lines to the point of obscuring his figures. I argue that the unrestrained and proliferating ornamentation evident in the works examined here serves to cover over and compensate for a loss of meaning or 'lack' that had begun to take form in the pre-modernist world of the fin de siecle.
Statement of Responsibility: by Amy Simmons
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Reid, Amy

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 S59
System ID: NCFE003446:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003446/00001

Material Information

Title: Ornamentation and the Void in the Works of Huysmans, Rachilde, Beardsley, and Klimt
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Simmons, Amy
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Ornamentation
Huysmans, Joris-Karl
Rachilde
Beardsley, Aubrey
Klimt, Gustave
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores ornamentation in its various forms as exhibited in the works of four fin de siecle artists--two French authors, Joris-Karl Huysmans and Rachilde, one English illustrator, Aubrey Beardsley, and one Austrian painter, Guftve Klimt--each noted for their stylistic attention to detail. Despite the obvious differences in their arts, all these artists share a tendency to excessively embellish their work. Huysmans devotes entire chapters to descriptions of colors and smells while practically abandoning plot, and Klimt fills his portraits with decorative shapes and lines to the point of obscuring his figures. I argue that the unrestrained and proliferating ornamentation evident in the works examined here serves to cover over and compensate for a loss of meaning or 'lack' that had begun to take form in the pre-modernist world of the fin de siecle.
Statement of Responsibility: by Amy Simmons
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Reid, Amy

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 S59
System ID: NCFE003446:00001

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