Alfred Jarry : the carnival of being / Sheelagh Bevan ; with contributions by Jennifer Johnson, Julien Schuh, Linda Klieger Stilman ; afterword by Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, [2020]
  • ©2019
Description
xiii, 170 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 28 cm

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Summary note
"This catalogue is published on the occasion of the first major museum exhibition in America devoted to the French writer and artist Alfred Jarry (1873-1907). The eclectic, enigmatic bent of Jarry's achievements and the fugitive nature of his early works have posed challenges to the perception of his complex role in the acceleration of modernism. By exploring artifacts of his enterprises in print and on paper, the catalogue Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being aims to contribute to a broader appreciation that has already begun: to position Jarry as a crucial hinge connecting the nineteenth- to the twentieth-century avant-garde, and to begin by considering Jarry's exploitation of the medium of the book as both cause and effect of his place in the spectral projects of modernism"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
"Published to accompany an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, January 24-May 10, 2020"--Title page verso.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-169).
Contents
The carnival of being / Sheelagh Bevan -- Ubu, the pataphysician and tyrant: Jarry, Miró, Kentridge / Linda Klieger Stillman -- The materiality of the text / Julien Schuh -- Jarry and the visual: avant-garde aesthetics and Ubu / Jennifer Johnson -- Between Bible and grimoire: Jarry and the materiality of the text / Julien Schuh.
ISBN
  • 9780875981970 ((paperback))
  • 0875981976
LCCN
2019037135
OCLC
1114279482
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