Poe and the Visual Arts, just published by Penn State University Press.

“the first comprehensive study of how Poe’s work relates to the visual culture of his time [and how] his enduring love of beauty and knowledge of the visual arts richly informed his corpus”

1. Poe’s Exposure to Art Exhibited in Philadelphia and Manhattan, 1838–1845.
2. Artists and Artwork in Poe’s Short Stories and Sketches.
3. Poe’s Homely Interiors.
4. Poe’s Visual Tricks.
5. Poe’s Art Criticism.

“Poe integrated visual art into sketches, tales, and literary criticism, paying close attention to the sculptures and paintings he saw in books, magazines, and museums”

It strikes me that this was one of the lessons Lovecraft learned from Poe. It would be interesting to have a similar art history book on Lovecraft.

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