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Berg, William J.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 121 publications in 2 languages and 5,121 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Statistical maps  History  Art  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator
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Most widely held works about William J Berg
 
Most widely held works by William J Berg
Literature and painting in Quebec : from imagery to identity by William J Berg( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the interplay between nature and culture in landscape representation, Literature and Painting in Quebec contends that both have reflected and fashioned the meaning of French-Canadian nationhood. As such, Literature and Painting in Quebec presents a new perspective to approach the notion of national identity, a quest that few groups have engaged in more persistently than the Quebecois."--Pub. desc
Emile Zola revisited by William J Berg( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents information on Emile Zola's life and work, emphasizing the famous Rougon-Macquart series
Imagery and ideology : fiction and painting in nineteenth-century France by William J Berg( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literature is ostensibly a sequential and thus temporal medium, and painting a static and spatial one; yet writers like George Sand and Emile Zola have attempted repeatedly to represent visual and spatial phenomena in literary texts, just as painters like Eugene Delacroix and Claude Monet have sought consistently to capture effects of time and movement on canvas. The incorporation of elements from one medium into another creates a dynamic interplay of image and ideology, both between art forms and within individual texts and paintings, which constitutes the crux of this book. Each chapter involves the detailed analysis of a text and a painting, related through topic, theme, and technique, in order to explore various modalities and layers of meaning in nineteenth-century French art, both verbal and visual." "The introduction presents a variety of views on the relationship between literature and painting, ranging from their incompatibility, to their similarity, even interchangeability, to the superiority of painting versus that of literature. An initial chapter looks back before the Revolution to Corneille's Horace and David's rendition, Le serment des Horaces, to examine the architectural solidity of neoclassical art." "Architecture falls to ruin in romantic works like Chateaubriand's Atala, where the overt message of Christian control is undermined by the sensuous natural imagery and self-indulgent individualism, an ambivalence preserved in Girodet's adaptation, La mise au tombeau d'Atala. Balzac's Le chef d'oeuvre inconnu and Daumier's Pygmalion contain portraits that involve new techniques of caricatural realism. Stendhal's Le rouge et le noir and Hugo's Les miserables, like Delacroix's La Liberte guidant le peuple, use light and color symbolism to comment on the Revolution of 1830 and its ideological ramifications. Sand in La Mare au Diable and Millet in Le Semeur undercut traditional models to create portraits of rural heroes. Flaubert in "Herodias" and Huysmans in A rebours parallel Moreau in Salome and L 'apparition in using the figure of Salome to posit paradoxes of sensuality and spirituality. Like Zola in Le Ventre de Paris, Manet in his rue Mosnier series creates conflicting images to produce first irony, then ideology. In Une partie de campagne, Maupassant uses gazes from Renoir's La balancoire to uncover and undermine gender roles, as does Jean Renoir in his film adaptation of Maupassant's tale." "The last chapter looks to the contemporary Algerian woman writer Assia Djebar, who juxtaposes Delacroix's Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement and Picasso's Femmes d'Alger to create a series of visual oppositions that enable the reader to construct an ideological framework from which to evaluate her elusive story. The conclusion locates common strands among all the works to formulate several principles of "modernity" and propose ways of reading in the modern mode."--Jacket
The visual novel : Emile Zola and the art of his times by William J Berg( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucial notion of determinism. Finally, Zola's figures, stimulated by external effects of light and color and shaped by the internal forces of fear and desire, lead us to locate the role of hallucination and visual imagination in the perceptual and creative processes. Berg then suggests parallels between Zola and other novelists of his time in each of the above areas, further demonstrating the visual nature of the cultural climate of late nineteenth-century France
Saint/Oedipus : psychocritical approaches to Flaubert's art by William J Berg( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustave Flaubert by William J Berg( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William J. Berg and Laurey K. Martin offer a complete overview of Flaubert's fiction, from the early pieces to the major works: Madame Bovary, Salammbo, Sentimental Education, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Three Tales, and Bouvard and Pecuchet. Through detailed readings based on stylistic and thematic analyses, the authors show how in each work Flaubert develops new literary forms and techniques that enable him to explore problems that plague humankind in a world devoid of sense and structure
Poèmes, pièces, prose : introduction a l'analyse de textes litteraires français by Peter Schofer( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in French and English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiology of graphics by Jacques Bertin( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graphics gives a visible form to the stages and methods of a study, which facilitates organization of the work. It concretizes the notion of data and highlights problems raised in creating the initial table, problems of pure conception that lie outside of computer usage and are defined by the question, Ẁhat should be represented by X?'
Poems of the trail by William J Berg( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images by Laurey Kramer Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphics and graphic information-processing by Jacques Bertin( )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "La graphique est un moyen de communiquer avec les autres. C'est son emploi le plus connu. Elle sert aussi à poser et à résoudre un problème. Cet usage dépasse maintenant le cercle des spécialistes et devient à la portée de tous grâce à la réduction des contingences techniques et à la simplification sémiologique. Mais la graphique va plus loin encore en donnant une forme visible à la recherche et à ses méthodes. Pour prendre intimement conscience de tout ceci il faut réapprendre à "voir". C'est peut-être la propriété essentielle de la graphique"
Paroles by Sally Sieloff Magnan( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vergil's bucolic hero : origins and development by William J Berg( )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kefauver crime investigation film as an audio-visual aid in the teaching of constitutional law by William J Berg( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustave Flaubert by William J Berg( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary genetics of rainbow trout, Parasalmo gairdnerii (Richardson) by William J Berg( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual perception in Zola's L'oeuvre by William J Berg( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Zola revisited by William J Berg( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of matter : essays on british literature of the middle ages and by William J Berg( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Imagery and ideology : fiction and painting in nineteenth-century FranceGustave FlaubertPoèmes, pièces, prose : introduction a l'analyse de textes litteraires françaisSemiology of graphicsParolesGustave FlaubertEmile Zola revisited
Alternative Names
Berg, William 1942-

Languages
English (90)

French (7)