Becoming-Baroque: Folding European Forms into the New World Baroque with Alejo Carpentier

@article{Kaup2005BecomingBaroqueFE,
  title={Becoming-Baroque: Folding European Forms into the New World Baroque with Alejo Carpentier},
  author={M. Kaup},
  journal={CR: The New Centennial Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={107 - 149}
}
  • M. Kaup
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • CR: The New Centennial Review
HOW TO ACCOUNT FOR THE NEOBAROQUE THE RETURN TO THE Baroque by twentieth-century intellectuals, writers, and artists? The twentieth-century resuscitation of the Baroque after having been vilified in the nineteenth century as decadent art informed by a retrograde ideology is both a European and a trans-American phenomenon : it begins with the arthistorical studies of Heinrich Wolfflin; from there it spreads in nonlinear rhizomatic fashion across borders between national languages and literatures… Expand
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