Arcadianism


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Arcadianism

the dress and conduct suitable to a pastoral existence, usually with reference to the idealized description of pastoral life in literature. — Arcadian, n., adj.
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Worries about the idealization of the land through tropes that have calcified into cliche and unthinking arcadianism are as old as pastoral itself.
While beyond the scope of Anglo-American postwar fiction in the mid to late 1920s, Patricia Rags essay "Double Sorrow: Proleptic Elegy and the End of Arcadianism in 1930s Britain" provides a useful study of pastoralism, repression, and traumatic elegy.
paintings to represent ARCADIANISM, ACADEMIC ART, and CLASSICISM; and
From the top of the timelessly stylish Edwardian grandstand, you'll see why: the view of the verdant Shropshire hills is the essence of English Arcadianism distilled into a single image, looking very much the same, I imagine, in full colour as in the sepia tints of old.
For the criticism of arcadianism, see in addition to Patterson, Salzman, Smith, and Potter, esp.
Certainly the innocent and high-minded Arcadianism of Frederick Law Otmsted and Calvert Vaux, intrepidly struggling to realize their vision for the good of "hundreds of thousands of tired workers" in Manhattan's Central Park, is quite different from the mythologies of race and sex that have condemned countless mdlions to oppression or worse throughout history.