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Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Caroline Levine


This book offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today—how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. The book argues that forms organize not only works of art but also political life—and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our experience. Yet, forms don't impose their order in any simple way. Multiple shapes, patterns, and arrangements, overlapping and colliding, generate complex and unpredictable social landscapes that challen ... More

Keywords: forms, design theory, wholes, rhythms, hierarchies, networks, culture, politics, scholarly knowledge, formalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160627
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Levine, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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