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Camille Claudel: ‘Du rêve que fut ma vie, ceci est le cauchemar’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter considers the case of the sculptor Camille Claudel, Rodin's most famous lover who, despite her enormous talent, was committed to an asylum in 1913 where she would die 30 years later. ... More


Paris, Rome, and Sweden 1902–1905

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

In Paris, Rilke became friends with Rodin and worked as his secretary. He also wrote more ‘prayers’, the Book of Poverty and Death, to form the third cycle of the Book of Hours. Rilke stayed in Rome ... More


4. The Just War Tradition

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the historical origins of the just‐war tradition from Augustine/Aquinas and explains and justifies the just‐war principles governing conduct before, during, and after war. It ... More


Carving Cameras on Thorvaldsen and Rodin: Mid-Twentieth-Century Documentaries on Sculpture

Steven Jacobs

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The earliest examples of “art films,” which date from the first two decades of the twentieth century, had monuments and public sculptures as their subject. While often being actualities showing ... More


Sculpture Ungrounded

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines how the groundlessness of language is converted into a tool for describing the groundlessness of art by focusing on Negro Sculpture (1915), Carl Einstein's text on visual art. ... More


Saturated Forms: Rilke’s and Rodin’s Sculpture of Environment

Margareta Ingrid Christian

in Objects in Air: Artworks and Their Outside around 1900

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226764771
eISBN:
9780226764801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226764801.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter, focusing on Rainer Maria Rilke’s writings on Rodin and his poem Archaic Torso of Apollo, examines how Rilke harnesses an idea of environment for art objects and how this idea is ... More


Beethoven’s Farewell: THe Creative Genius “in the Claws of the Secession”

Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen

in Modern Art and the Remaking of Human Disposition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226745046
eISBN:
9780226745183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745183.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 2 analyzes the disruption around 1900 of a long tradition of representing genius through postures of contemplation, taking as its point of departure the 1902 Klinger-Beethoven exhibition held ... More


Neue Gedichte

Charlie Louth

in Rilke: The Life of the Work

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198813231
eISBN:
9780191893377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813231.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter attends to the idea of ‘thing-poetry’, but less as a poetry about things than as poems which aspire to the condition of things. Rilke’s new material sense of poetic language, under the ... More


What’s Wrong with Rights in Ethics?

Nigel Biggar

in What's Wrong with Rights?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198861973
eISBN:
9780191894770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861973.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 observed the tendency of contemporary rights-talk to push all other moral considerations off the table—an observation adumbrated in Chapter 5, where contemporary defences of natural rights ... More


b for Buddha

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter touches on Rilke’s Books for Real Life and the overwhelming knowledge that books provide. How can one surrender themselves to someone else’s ideas while forming ideas of their own? The ... More


t for Tower

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rilke served as an assistant to sculptor Auguste Rodin in 1902. He learned with work ethic from the great sculptor and also tried to emulate in language what Rodin did in metal and stone.


Tragedy as Mediation: The Black Jacobins

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at questions of mediation in C.L.R. James’s Haitian revolutionary history The Black Jacobins. It contains a large excursus on problems of expansion and contraction and embodiment ... More


Ontology, Copyright, and Artistic Practice

Darren Hudson Hick

in Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226460109
eISBN:
9780226460383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460383.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on the interrelation between art ontology, artistic practice, and the law—three domains, I argue, that can truly only be separated in the abstract. While copying is an artistic ... More


Sculpture

Shūji Tanaka

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the history of modern Japanese sculpture from Edo to Meiji up to the postwar period. From the opening of Japan in the Meiji period, beginning in 1868, there had been ... More


Against legal positivism and liberal individualism

Nigel Biggar

in In Defence of War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672615
eISBN:
9780191765087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672615.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Not every critic of the tradition of just war thinking is impelled by pacifist convictions. David Rodin is a liberal philosopher, whose searching philosophical critique finds just war thinking ... More


Choice

Joe Ungemah

in Punching the Clock: Adapting to the New Future of Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190061241
eISBN:
9780190061272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061241.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter dives into why people sometime feel paralyzed by decisions. Challenging conventional wisdom that more choice is better, the chapter explains how choice can lead to cognitive overload, as ... More


New Roles

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

Liberalization of culture and politics during the Krushchev “thaw” meant a certain relaxation of potential ballet subjects and the possibility of rehabilitation for creative figures who had been ... More


A Second Gestural Revolution and Gesturing Hands in Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, Mary Wigman, and Tilly Losch

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter has two aims: to trace in more detail gestural dance’s ability to realize what Susan Leigh Foster calls “physicality as a discourse”; and to show how modernist dance reflects upon this ... More


The Modernism of The Sonnets to Orpheus: Abstraction and Figurality

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Although Rilke does not fit neatly within any of the movements that made up European modernism, he nonetheless takes up the problems they identified and articulated: problems of the human relation to ... More


Torture (2015)*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter distinguishes the current practise of torture developed through academic research funded by CIA from the irrelevant hypothetical examples often relied upon by moral philosophers, and ... More


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