The Resource Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)

Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)

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Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl
Title
Politics and Beauty in America
Title remainder
The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy J. Lukes
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Language
eng
Summary
This book holds classical liberalism responsible for an American concept of beauty that centers upon women, wilderness, and machines. For each of the three beauty components, a cultural entrepreneur supremely sensitive to liberalism’s survival agenda is introduced. P.T. Barnum’s exhibition of Jenny Lind is a masterful combination of female elegance and female potency in the subsistence realm. John Muir’s Yosemite Valley is surely exquisite, but only after a rigorous liberal education prepares for its experience. And Harley Earl’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a dreamy expressionist sculpture, but with a practical 265 cubic inch V-8 underneath. Not that American beauty has been uniformly pragmatic. The 1950s are reconsidered for having temporarily facilitated a relaxation of the liberal survival priorities, and the creations of painter Jackson Pollock and jazz virtuoso Ornette Coleman are evaluated for their resistance to the pressures of pragmatism. The author concludes with a provocative speculation regarding a future liberal habitat where Emerson’s admonition to attach stars to wagons is rescinded.
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Lukes, Timothy J
Dewey number
111.850973
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2L-f3QBTQdE
LC call number
JC11-607
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political theory
  • United States-Politics and gover
  • United States-Study and teaching
  • Political Theory
  • US Politics
  • American Culture
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Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface - Hitching Wagons to Stars -- Introduction: Reason over Rhyme -- 1. "Eat Then, Beauty, Said the Monster" -- 2. Swords and Scabbards: Locke's Occupation of Shaftesbury and Burke -- 3. Humbug Feminism: P. T. Barnum, Sara Baartman, and Joice Heth -- 4. Hats Off to Jenny Lind -- 5. John Muir and the Beauty of Poison Oak -- 6. Turbulent and Laminar Flow: From Henry Adams to Harley Earl -- 7. Reconstructing Beauty: Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Ornette Coleman
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (255 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137020901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-02090-1
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000735206
  • (EBL)4715810
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-02090-1
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4715810
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000735206
Label
Politics and Beauty in America : The Liberal Aesthetics of P.T. Barnum, John Muir, and Harley Earl, by Timothy J. Lukes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface - Hitching Wagons to Stars -- Introduction: Reason over Rhyme -- 1. "Eat Then, Beauty, Said the Monster" -- 2. Swords and Scabbards: Locke's Occupation of Shaftesbury and Burke -- 3. Humbug Feminism: P. T. Barnum, Sara Baartman, and Joice Heth -- 4. Hats Off to Jenny Lind -- 5. John Muir and the Beauty of Poison Oak -- 6. Turbulent and Laminar Flow: From Henry Adams to Harley Earl -- 7. Reconstructing Beauty: Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Ornette Coleman
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (255 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137020901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-02090-1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000735206
  • (EBL)4715810
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-02090-1
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4715810
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000735206

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