Racialisation du discours dans l’Histoire de l’habitation humaine d’Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

Kerr, G. (2014) Racialisation du discours dans l’Histoire de l’habitation humaine d’Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Romantisme, 166(4), pp. 82-94.

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For a while now an object of interest for scholarship has been the double evolution of art history at the end of the 19th century, with its institutionalisation as a discipline and the racialization of the discourse of some of tis practitioners. If it has been possible to analyse the consequences of this evolution on the intellectual development of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, more attention focused on the relationship between text and image in his illustrated work from 1876, Habitations of Man in All Ages, can lead to questioning the equivalence between seeing and knowing which runs through the architect’s work. Where the rhetoric of race requires maximum simplification for the demonstration of the Gobinian thesis this work diffuses, the visual aspects of the work, on the other hand, deliver quantity of data “superfluous” from the point of view of the demonstration’s needs.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kerr, Dr Greg
Authors: Kerr, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Journal Name:Romantisme
Publisher:Armand Colin
ISSN (Online):1957-7958
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Armand Colin
First Published:First published in Romantisme 166(4):82-94
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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