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Signs and Designs: Art and Architecture in the Work of Michel Butor

Jean H. Duffy

Abstract

In the course of a writing career spanning half a century, Michel Butor has produced a remarkable range and volume of publications, including fiction, travel works, poetry, critical essays and various types of mixed-genre works which resist ready categorization. Much of this very diverse oeuvre is marked by his life-long passion for the visual arts. This study is a full-length analysis of the role played by the references to the visual, plastic and architectural arts in Butor's work. It addresses a wide range of issues including the role of the artwork, building or monument as narrative genera ... More

Keywords: Michel Butor, visual arts, architecture, reflexive functions, Western tradition, artistic traditions, narrative, intertextual citation, collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237785
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314063

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean H. Duffy, author