The art and aesthetics of boxing

Scott, David The art and aesthetics of boxing. Nebraska, United States: The University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Author Scott, David
Title The art and aesthetics of boxing
Place of Publication Nebraska, United States
Publisher The University of Nebraska Press
Publication year 2009
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9780803213869
Language eng
Total number of pages 165
Abstract/Summary "What separates the chaos of fighting from the coherent ritual of boxing? According to author David Scott, it is a collection of aesthetic constructions, including the shape of the ring, the predictable rhythm of timed rounds, the uniformity of the boxers' glamorous attire, and the stylization of the combatants' posture and punches. InThe Art and Aesthetics of Boxing, Scott explores the ways in which these and other aesthetic elements of the sport have evolved over time. Scott comprehensively addresses the rich dialogue between boxing and the arts, suggesting that boxing not only possesses intrinsic aesthetic qualities but also has inspired painters, graphic designers, surrealist poets, and modern writers to identify, expand, and respond to the aesthetic properties of the sport. Divided into three parts, the book moves from a consideration of the evolution and intrinsic aesthetics of boxing to the responses to the sport by cubist and futurist painters and sculptors, installation artists, poster designers, photographers, and, finally, surrealist poets and modernist writers. nbsp; With distinctive illustrations and photographs in nine short chapters, Scott creates a visual as well as a textual narrative that supplements and concretely demonstrates the deep, dynamic relationship between the art of boxing and the world of art and literature."--Jacket.
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Description: xxxii, 167 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. ; Foreword by Roger L. Conover.

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