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(Unpainted to the Last: Moby Dick and Twentieth-century American Art.pdf) Endlessly pursued but ever elusive i Moby Dick i roams freely throughout the American imagination A fathomless source for literary exploration Melville s masterpiece has also inspired a stunning array of book illustrations prints comics paintings sculptures mixed media and even architectural designs Innovative and lavishly illustrated i Unpainted to the Last i illuminates this impressive body of work and shows how it opens up our understanding of both i Moby Dick i and twentieth century American art br br Deftly interweaving words with images Elizabeth Schultz radically reframes our most famous literary symbol and provides a profoundly new way of reading one of the key texts in American literature Ranging from the realists to the abstract expressionists from the famous to the obscure Schultz reveals how these artists have tried both to capture the essence of Moby Dick s many meanings and to use it as a springboard for their own provocative imaginations br br The most continuously frequently and diversely illustrated of all American novels Moby Dick has attracted some remarkable book illustrators in Rockwell Kent Boardman Robinson Garrick Palmer Barry Moser and Bill Sienkiewicz among others represented here It has also inspired extraordinary creations by such prominent artists as Jackson Pollock Frank Stella Sam Francis Benton Spruance Leonard Baskin Theodoros Stamos Richard Ellis Ralph Goings Seymour Lipton Walter Martin Tony Rosenthal Richard Serra and Theodore Roszak br br The artists reflect in equal measure the novel s realistic plot character natural history and philosophical modes its visual and visionary dimensions Some like the obsessed and haunted Gilbert Wilson claim i Moby Dick i as their Bible Still others view the novel as a touchstone for feminist multicultural and environmentalist themes or mock its status as a cultural icon br br Schultz demonstrates how these and many other diverse talents enlarge our appreciation of i Moby Dick i and how literature and art can amplify each other s meanings and achievements Yet ultimately she like Melville concludes that the great white whale remains unpainted and unread in any absolute or final senseDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Unpainted to the Last: Moby Dick and Twentieth-century American Art books for multiple devices.